Panipat SP Shashank Kumar Sawan said, “Following a tip-off, a team of CIA-III led nabbed four persons from a private school. They were helping candidates appearing in the airmen recruitment online examination, conducted by the Central Airmen Selection Board across the country on Saturday.” The team seized mobile phones, Bluetooth devices and other gadgets from their possession, he said.
The arrested four have been identified as Jitender Singh Sangwan alias Jeetu of Hisar, Rikki of Baroda in Sonipat, Dharambir of Asan village in Rohtak and Amit Kumar of Harodi village in Dadri. Jitender is a history-sheeter and was earlier arrested gram sachive paper leak scam while Ricky runs a coaching centre in Rohtak and looked for susceptible candidates.
All four were arrested from a makeshift control room they had set up at a private school in Panipat. “We have got the details of their deals with applicants, application or enrolment numbers of candidates,” the SP added.
Inspector Anil Chhillar, who led the raid, said, “Preliminary investigation has revealed that the accused took Rs 3 lakh from candidates to clear the written examination and Rs 6 lakh for final selection. We are also trying to find their other links and team of paper solvers and their modus operandi.”
This is for the third time when a Haryana-based gang has been found involved in cheating during IAF exams.
When contacted, IG Karnal range Mamta Singh said, “We shall study the details of the other two cases as well. Besides, will also find out more details about cases, if any, related to Jitender as he was a master mind in Gram Sachiv examinations.”