KPSC EXAM FRAUD GANG HELPS 450 GET JOBS OVER 6 YEARS
KALABURAGI: A gang that was allegedly involved in committing examination fraud was exposed and held on Sunday.
Ashokanagar police have arrested the influential gang, which helped candidates cheat on the KPSC examination.
The main members of the group include a family living in Matoli village in Afzalpur taluk, and primary school teacher Mehmood Nadaf.
The family has allegedly been running the racket for six years and has helped more than 450 people obtain employment fraudulently.
Here’s how the scam worked:
The gang got into action when KPSC-related applications were invited. It used its network to contact those seeking employment. For the posts of FDA and SDA, they would charge around Rs 12 lakh, while for the job of hostel cook and other D-class posts, they charged around Rs 10 lakh.
A senior police officer told Vijaya Karnataka that the answers would be provided to candidates taking the written examination through minute ear phones. But they didn’t stop there. The gang allegedly assisted candidates in the next phase of the selection process too.
The inquiry revealed that the gang selected candidates from Kalaburagi and Vijayapur districts.
It was discovered that the mastermind’s wife was employed in the commercial tax department and that she helped four people from the same family gain employment.
It is being alleged that the same gang helped 20 youngsters in Afzajalpur taluk get selected as hostel wardens and received Rs 12 lakh from each.
“A special team has been formed on the basis of a complaint filed by two candidates, in which they raised the flag during FDA examination held on February 25. It is a huge network and all aspects are being investigated. The FIR was registered against Mehmood Nadaf, Thamjad Patel, Nagaraja Temgali, Bhimaraya Hooivinahalli and Chandrakanta Haralaiah,” said N Sashikumar, SP, Artillery.