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Fake candidate held in NE Delhi

Fake candidate held in NE Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday claimed that they arrested a person who was giving MTS examination in place of original candidate in North East Delhi. The investigating agency claimed that the accused had one fake Aadhar Card from his possession.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Atul Kumar Thakur confirmed the incident and claimed that they arrested the accused and investigation going on to check if any other persons were involved in the case. The accused was booked under sections 419 (Punishment for cheating by personation), 471 (Using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016.

Police claimed that the accused identified as Roshan, a resident of Samstipur, Bihar, came to Delhi a few days ago for the exam.

"The arrest was made from the examination centre after Sonia Vihar police received information regarding the suspect," said police officer.

In Delhi accused was staying in Dwarka district and search was made. "Police seized documents for further probe in the case," said sources.

Talking about the fake Aadhar Card which recovered from the accused, a senior police officer stated that the details in the card were of the original candidate but accused photograph was pasted on it.

"We are investigating the case from all angles," police said.

Sources claimed that cops are looking for the person who called or sent accused to Delhi for the exam.

Data accessed by Millennium Post showed that as many as 5,396 cheating cases reported in 2016 and 3,643 cases registered in 2017 till October 31.

In the year 2018, the city witnessed more than 1700 cases of the different types of cheating. The police in their data claimed that they nabbed over 400 people involved in cheating cases.

In one such case on March 2018, four persons arrested from north Delhi's Timarpur area in March 2018. The gang in helped candidates cheat in SSC online exam by using remote access tool software, like Team Viewer.

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