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Cops arrest students for using Bluetooth devices during exam

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 8, 2019, 2:39 am IST
Updated : Aug 8, 2019, 2:39 am IST

The supervisors spotted the gadgets and informed the police, following which the officials seized the devices and arrested the students.

The Powai police has arrested at least 11 students found in possession of Bluetooth devices and microphones while appearing for the staff selection exam. (Photo: Representational)
 The Powai police has arrested at least 11 students found in possession of Bluetooth devices and microphones while appearing for the staff selection exam. (Photo: Representational)

Mumbai: The Powai police has arrested at least 11 students found in possession of Bluetooth devices and microphones while appearing for the staff selection exam.

The supervisors spotted the gadgets and informed the police, following which the officials seized the devices and arrested the students.

The arrested students have been identified as Pradip Omprakash (26), Raju Ramniwas (20), Aman Harikesh (23), Dinesh Dalbir (25), Mohit Bijender (20), Kushkumar Pulkumar (24), Navin Subhashchandra (19), Sumit Kuldip (21), Rakesh Omprakash (23), Sourav Subhash (21) and Navin Singh (23).

The police said that they seized the Bluetooth devices and earpieces from the students that were being used for copying in the staff selection exam. The exams were being conducted Tuesday where 1,870 students were appearing.

“While no devices or papers were allowed inside, the security staff found these gadgets when they checked the applicants with a metal detector. The accused, all from Haryana, were part of the batch of 250 students on the second floor of the exam centre in Powai,” said an officer of the Powai police station.

Soon after the supervisor, Ketan Chavan, informed the Powai police about the incident, the said students were taken to the police station. The officials conducted a preliminary enquiry into the incident and after the intent to copy was revealed, a case was filed against the group of students.

The police has booked the accused students as per provisions of the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act and the students have been remanded to police custody for two days for further investigation into the case.

Tags: bluetooth, staff selection exam