Jaipur/Bikaner: The Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers was held across the state on Sunday amid tight security measures. Internet service was suspended in some districts to prevent cheating.
5 people arrested in Bikaner
Five people were arrested in Bikaner after they were allegedly found wearing slippers fitted with bluetooth devices for the purpose of cheating. Several other dummy candidates were also arrested in different districts.
Head Constables Were Arrested
Two head constables and one constable too were suspended for their alleged involvement in facilitating the cheating by examinees.
Conducted by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, the exam was held in two shifts at 3,993 centres set up across 33 districts. As many as 16.51 lakh candidates had enrolled themselves for it.
Elaborate security arrangements were in place for the exam with strict steps taken to check attempts of cheating.Mobile internet services were suspended in many districts, including Jaipur.
REET Aspirants found wearing slippers fitted with bluetooth
The three REET aspirants were found wearing slippers fitted with a small calling device connected with a SIM card. A tiny, barely visible Bluetooth-enabled device was found fitted in candidates’ ears, said Bikaner’s Superintendent of Police Priti Chandra. Two of those arrested were gang members who gave the candidates slippers each costing Rs 6 lakh.
“They were caught at a bus stand before the exam. The slippers and other devices were recovered during the checking. The main accused and the gang leader identified as Tulsaram Kaler are absconding while two members of his gang were arrested,” she said.
Two Head constable and one constable suspended
In Sawai Madhopur, Head Constable Yaduveer Singh and Constable Devendra Singh were caught while facilitating the cheating.They were also suspended, the police sources said.