Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh STF has arrested at least 16 people today in connection with cheating in the state police constable recruitment examination, an official said.
The two-day examination, which began today, is being conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Board at 860 centres in 56 districts to fill 41,520 posts.
“The Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) has arrested as many as 11 people from Gorakhpur and five from Allahabad,” Inspector General (IG) of Police, STF, Amitabh Yash told PTI here.
One of persons arrested in Gorakhpur, Anil Giri, has confessed to taking money from candidates for placing “solvers” for them in the examination, a police spokesperson claimed.
“Anand Yadav (BSc, LLB), one of the solvers, and Amarnath Yadav, a candidate and liasoner for Giri, have landed in the STF’s net. Around Rs 4 lakh and ID cards of a dozen candidates have been recovered from them,” the spokesperson said.
He said the STF is conducting raids to arrest more people related to the cheating racket.
Irfan Ahmed, Imran, Kaushal and Satendra Kr Singh, an advocate in the Allahabad High Court and a resident of Ballia, were among those arrested from Allahabad, the IG said
“Pawan Kr Singh, a resident of Patna (a solver) has also been arrested. He was impersonating Ram Kumar Yadav, a resident of Mirzapur (UP),” Yash said.
He urged the public to inform the STF if they found any material offline and online related to the examination.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolence over the death of an aspirant in a road accident in Varanasi.
The candidate died when the bus in which he was travelling overturned.