Rajasthan REET 2021: 6 held for cheating via ‘Bluetooth chappals’

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Officials said the Rajasthan Police has arrested five persons for selling Bluetooth device fitted ‘slippers’ worth Rs 6 lakh to candidates appearing for the exam.

Bikaner: The Rajasthan eligibility test for teachers was held on Sunday amid tight security measures across the state, including suspension of mobile internet services in some districts to prevent fraud. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Police has arrested five persons for selling Bluetooth device fitted ‘slippers’ worth Rs 6 lakh to the candidates appearing for the exam.

Sensing a malpractice in the Rajasthan Teachers Eligibility Test (REET) by a candidate who appeared in the Rajasthan Eligibility Test (REET) on Sunday, the Rajasthan Police arrested a gang of five people including a woman and busted a cheating racket. . The incident came to light when Ganesh Ram Dhaka (28), who reached Acharya Shri Dharma Sagar Digambar Jain Secondary School Center for REET, was found wearing slippers equipped with Bluetooth.

According to police, officers posted at the center found a wireless earphone in Dhaka’s ear. On questioning, he confessed about the mobile phone and Bluetooth device hidden inside his shoe. Dhaka confessed that he had bought the pair of shoes from Tuljaram Jat of Bikaner for Rs 2.5 lakh.

Police said, “Using this Bluetooth-equipped chappal, a gang of five helped the candidates to solve the REET exam. The gang had made 25 Bluetooth-equipped chappals in Bikaner. Since Dhaka and Jat are from the same village. So the Jats sold the chappal for Rs 2.5 lakh.”

The Bikaner police have identified the gang members – Madanlal, Trilokchand, Omprakash, Gopal Krishna and Kiran. Ajmer police arrested Dhaka and Tuljaram Jat is absconding. Further investigation is being done.

Ahead of the highly competitive REET exam, the Rajasthan government suspended internet and mobile services from 6 am to 6 pm on Sunday in Ajmer, Alwar, Dausa, Jhunjhunu and Jaipur rural districts to prevent cheating.

First published:September 27, 2021, 2:33 pm

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