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Mumbai Police recruitment: Candidates use impersonators and transmitters to cheat


Many cases of paper leak and cheating during exams are on the rise. But one such unusual case has emerged from Maharashtra, where five people were arrested for impersonation in an examination for police recruitment held in Thane. They have been sent to police custody till May 22 and an FIR has been registered in this matter.

At the exam centre, the invigilators became suspicious when the picture on the admit card of the candidate, Anil Bhise, did not resemble the man who was carrying it. “Upon questioning, the man revealed that his name was Santosh Lalchote (25) and that he had been paid to impersonate Bhise at the exam,” said Baburao Mukhedkar, senior inspector, Sahar police station to the Indian Express.

At another examination centre in Bhandup, the invigilator became suspicious when they spotted Ganesh Raut (25) was spotted with his head tilted unusually close to his left shoulder while he was writing the paper. Upon frisking, the police found that Raut had sewn the wires of the micro transmitter to the straps of his vest.

“We have booked the candidate for cheating. He has been disqualified from the exam,” said Sachin Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone VII to the Indian Express.