Patna: Bihar Constable Recruitment Exam; In a concerning turn of events, the constable recruitment exam paper has been leaked in Bihar, leading to a series of arrests and investigations. Six individuals were apprehended from Ramakrishna Dwarka College in Kankarbagh, Patna, in connection with the leaked paper. Shockingly, five of them had answer keys that matched the compromised question paper. The exam, aimed at filling 21,391 constable positions, took place on the first Sunday of the month, with a total of 5.95 lakh admit cards issued by the Central Selection Board for Constable Recruitment (CSBC) to eligible candidates. The examination was conducted in two shifts at 529 centers across the state.
During the examination, more than a hundred candidates were detained in various districts, including Patna, Saran, Buxar, Samastipur, Jamui, Lakhisarai, and Begusarai, with over 70 individuals suspected of involvement in the cheating operation.
The Central Selection Board has not yet officially confirmed the leak, but police sources indicate that the answer keys recovered from the arrested individuals contained correct answers to the exam questions. The situation has prompted the Economic Offenses Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police to initiate an investigation. ADG Nayyar Hasnain Khan personally took cognizance of the matter and dispatched multiple teams to various locations, including Nawada and North Bihar, where the paper leak was uncovered. The ADG is maintaining direct contact with IGs, DIGs, and SPs in those regions and has requested a report on the matter.
The examination scandal appears to involve a network of individuals operating in UP, Bihar, and Haryana. A case has been registered at Kankarbagh police station based on a complaint by the Center Superintendent against Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Rajneesh Roshan Kumar, Arvind Kumar, Manu Kumar, and Vimal Kumar, all of whom were apprehended at Dwarka College. Police have secured the OMR sheets and question papers of these individuals for further investigation.
In another instance, during the first shift of the constable recruitment examination in Munger, three candidates were caught cheating with the aid of electronic devices. Subsequently, four individuals who had been assisting them from outside were also arrested. The police seized electronic device sets, walkie-talkies, mobile phones, a Scorpio vehicle, and a bike from the suspects. The authorities are intensifying efforts to address the alarming issue of examination fraud in Bihar.