Bihar police arrest 12 for impersonating candidates in CTET exam

Sources said police are also investigating whether the arrested are linked to any interstate cheating syndicate
Bihar police arrest 12
Bihar police arrest 12(EdexLive photo)

On July 7, Sunday, Bihar Police arrested 12 people, including two women, for allegedly appearing in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2024 and solving the exam on behalf of other candidates at various examination centres in Darbhanga district, police said, as stated in a report by PTI.

Giving more details, Darbhanga Senior Superintendent Of Police (SSP) Jagunath Reddy, told reporters, "Nine arrests were made from different centres under Laheriasarai police station's jurisdiction, while two were apprehended from a centre under Sadar police station, and one person was arrested from a centre under Bahadurpur police station."

Further, the police said that the impersonation was detected through biometric fingerprint scans of candidates at the examination centres. Police took action based on complaints filed by invigilators and administrators. Cases have been registered against the imposters, and their interrogation is on.

Police are also gathering information about the genuine candidates. Meanwhile, sources said police are also investigating whether the arrested are linked to any interstate cheating syndicate, as stated in a report by PTI.

The CTET is conducted annually on a national level for candidates seeking teaching positions in the government sector.

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