Cheating in SSC online exams: Rs 3 lakh charged per candidate!

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: “As awful the act of cheating may be, there’s always a reason to do so. Importantly, to make future secure’ is what some students might try to make an excuse by saying. But at what cost… they don’t even know?

After the SSC CGL paper leak and the subsequent protest by students, a new report has come to the fore that an inter-state gang had been helping candidates cheat in online examinations of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

It was further revealed that the gang had been in operation since 2011. Besides, they used to charge over Rs 3 lakh from each candidate to help in the exams.

Meanwhile, police have arrested four persons of the gang and seized10 mobile phones, three laptops, five bluetooth devices, one hard disk, a pen drive, router, three luxury cars and Rs 5 lakh cash, PTI reported.

Special Task Force Inspector General of Police Amitabh Yash informed that the arrested accused Sonu Singh, Param, Gaurav and Ajay Jaiswal are residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, Haryana’s Bahadurgarh and Delhi. However, two accomplices Anni and Harpal are still at large.

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During interrogation, it was revealed that the gang had been in operation since 2011. Besides, they used to charge over Rs 3 lakh from each candidate to help in the exams.

The accused were arrested on Tuesday during a joint operation by the Delhi Police and the STF of the Uttar Pradesh Police from a flat in north Delhi’s Timarpur while they were helping candidates appearing in an exam, Yash said.

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They were allegedly using screen-sharing software to access computers used by the candidates to help them cheat. Full misuse of technology, of course!

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It’s a matter of serious concern if the gang was in operation for almost seven years. It is difficult to even know how many students would have taken their help to clear the SSC exams and how many of them are holding a public office which they don’t even deserve.

Meanwhile, police is scanning the mobile phones and laptops of the accused to ascertain the number of candidates who availed of their services, PTI reported.

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