Shimla, July 4: A high tech scam was unearthed by Himachal Pradesh police of the recruitment of police constables. Six people were arrested in Nahan which also included government official and the topper of the examination, on Saturday.
Gurdeep Singh and Sushil Sharma, and senior assistant in Education Department Ramandeep Singh were two aspirants of the recruitment examination believed to be the mastermind of the scam, were among those arrested said the Police. The preliminary investigation brought out to light that Sushil paid Rs. 25,000 and Gurdeep paid Rs. 3 lakh to Ramandeep to secure high marks in the examination which was held on May 29. An anonymous complaint was done on saying that some candidates secured "exceptionally high marks" in the written test. After which the probe was initiated against the accused.
Inspector General of Police, Zahoor H Zaidi, looking into the case said that with the help of a local shopkeeper, Ramandeep bought high-tech cameras and other gadgets from Delhi. Both the candidates then scanned the question paper and transmitted it to a highly-educated professional.
Zaidi further said that the professional, allegedly hired by Ramandeep, solved the questions and conveyed it to the candidates who filled the answer sheets. The other people related to the case like Kamal Kant, who allegedly solved the questions in favour of the original aspirants, his accomplice and the shopkeeper have also been arrested. Police claims to have more depth in the case than it actually is visible.