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Hi-tech cheating racket busted in UP, spy mics used for whispering answers

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Published : Jun 18, 2018, 2:28 pm IST
Updated : Jun 18, 2018, 2:28 pm IST

The scam saw the person sitting for police recruitment exam send pictures of question paper to solvers who would answer over spy mics.

The three arrested have been identified as Anil Giri, Anand Yadav and Amarnath Yadav. (Photo: Twitter /@ANINewsUP)
 The three arrested have been identified as Anil Giri, Anand Yadav and Amarnath Yadav. (Photo: Twitter /@ANINewsUP)

Gorakhpur: Police at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh have busted a 'hi-tech' cheating racket on Sunday. Three people have been arrested with spy mics which were used to whisper answers during the UP police constable recruitment examination. 

Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force officers have nabbed the three, who took large amount of money for apparently 'solving' papers for candidates appearing in the examination. 

"The modus operandi was that one person sitting in the exam will immediately send pictures of the question paper to the solvers, who would then provide answers through a spy mic. Prima facie, solvers charged Rs 5 lakh per candidate," reports quoted senior police officer Nitin Tiwari saying.

The three arrested have been identified as Anil Giri, Anand Yadav and Amarnath Yadav. While Anil and Amarnath were tasked with negotiating with the candidates and keeping track of the money; Anand, who has a law degree solved the papers. Anil has confessed to taking money from candidates said the police.

Spy mics used for the cheating. (Photo: Twitter | @ANINewsUP)Spy mics used for the cheating. (Photo: Twitter/@ANINewsUP)

Around Rs 4 lakh worth of money and ID cards of nearly a dozen candidates have been recovered from them. 

The police are conducting raids across many locations in Uttar Pradesh to catch the mastermind of the cheating gang.

In a bid to crack down on the cheating mafia the Uttar Pradesh government has directed officers to blacklist examination centers where mass copying takes place.

(With inputs from agencies)

Tags: gorakhpur, cheating racket, uttar pradesh, uttar pradesh special task force, up police constable recruitment examination
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhpur