24 arrested in UP for police recruitment exam fraud

LUCKNOW: As many as 24 persons were arrested across Uttar Pradesh on Sunday in connection with the police recruitment exam fraud, a senior official said.

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Lucknow, January 27

As many as 24 persons were arrested across Uttar Pradesh on Sunday in connection with the police recruitment exam fraud, a senior official said.

Out of 24, nine were arrested by the state Special Task force (STF) and 15 were arrested by police of various districts, he said. Eleven cases were registered, the official said, adding that the 24 persons were arrested from Agra, Varanasi, Mathura, Lucknow, Ghazipur, Saharanpur, Kanpur and Firozabad.

The STF busted three gangs and arrested nine members from Agra, Mathura and Lucknow for allegedly assisting candidates in recruitment exam for police constable. These gangs, one of which was using gadgets like bluetooth earphones and web cameras, provided fraud candidates who wrote the offline recruitment exam 2018 for UP Police and PAC for aspirants. They would charge the aspirants between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 12 lakh, the STF said. — PTI

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