New Delhi: At least five persons were arrested for allegedly trying to cheat in Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) which held on September 26.
According to reports the exam holds for recruitment of teachers for government schools in Rajasthan.
Sources said that during preliminary interrogation, Bluetooth devices were found inside the sole of slippers that were worn by the candidates.
Police arrested the first person from Ajmer and soon the racket was busted across the state involving candidates for REET. Similar chappals were found with Bluetooth and mobile devices at Bikaner and Sikar in India.
"We found one man with devices in his slippers to help him cheat. We caught him at the beginning of the exam. We immediately alerted other districts as well. In the next phase of the exam, nobody can go in with slippers, shoes or socks into the examination centre," a police official said.
Approximately 16 lakh students took the test for 31.000 posts in government schools in Rajasthan. As a result of a large number of candidates, the State government made elaborate arrangements for security and travel with precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Earlier in Assam, The signature of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was scanned to create forged documents to get two work orders from the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department. This was disclosed on Monday to media persons by DCP, East Guwahati Police District (EGPD). He said that on September 8, 2021, an FIR was received from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) which stated that a note had been given to the Chief Engineer (PHE) Water, Assam for work to be allotted in the name of Lohit Construction, a firm in Sivasagar, with a forged signature of the Chief Minister.