Report Published in TOI –
The Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday busted a hi-tech gang and arrested six persons in Agra who used to lure candidates of various government exams by promising to get their online test cleared for Rs 5-7 lakh. The gang used to hack the server of the examination centres and solve the papers with the help of external experts, cops said.
Rajkumar Mishra, DSP STF, said the gang used lure youths from Noida, Ghaziabad and other cities of western UP. “They used to hack the online server of the candidate’s computer and solve the papers with the help of external experts. We have arrested six persons including the mastermind, Rahul Goswami,” he said.
One of the accused, Mohan Singh, who holds a BSc and BEd degree, worked as a problem solver. Rajesh Singh, a post-graduate, ran the examination centre, where the fraudulent activity took place. Another accused, Gyanendra Singh used to lure candidates promising a government job. The other arrested are Ankit Yadav and Koshlendra Yadav who also used to lure the candidates, said Mishra.
According to Mishra, there was an online examination of railway recruitment board at different centres in Agra on April 30. “We received a tip-off that a gang was trying to hack the system at examination centres. We collected information about the gang and raided their makeshift office in Agra and arrested all the six persons,” he said.