Shimla: 6 people arrested in High Tech Scam in HP Police Recruitment Exam


Shimla: An uncovered high tech scam took place in the recent recruitment of police constables on Sunday.

The Himachal Pradesh police revealed the scam just after they arrested six persons in Nahan.

The arrested people include a government official and the topper of the examination.

“Two aspirants of the recruitment examination, Gurdeep Singh and Sushil Sharma, and senior assistant in Education Department Ramandeep Singh, believed to be the mastermind of the scam, were among those arrested on Saturday”, police said.

The police conducted investigation which disclosed that Sushil and Gurdeep paid Rs 25,000 and Rs 3 lakh respectively to Ramandeep to obtain high marks in the examination which held on May 29.

After getting complaint about some candidates securing "exceptionally high marks" in the written test, the probe was carried out into the matter. The documents revealed that Gurdeep and Sushil secured high marks and, in fact, the former was a topper, police said.

The high tech cameras and other gadgets from Delhi was bought up by Ramandeep with the help of a local shopkeeper which was given to both the candidates to scan the question paper and transmit it to a highly-educated professional, Inspector General of Police, Zahoor H Zaidi said.

The professional employed by Ramandeep, solved the questions and conveyed it to the candidates who filled the answer sheets, the IG said.

Kamal Kant, who allegedly solved the questions in favour of the original aspirants, his accomplice and the shopkeeper have also been arrested. It is suspected that the racket may have deeper roots and investigation is on, police said.