Munna Bhai style imposter arrested during examination in UPs Prayagraj

Photo : iStockUttar Pradesh: A youth identified as Neeraj Tiwari was arrested after being caught impersonating a candidate Ankit Sharma and appearing the Paper-2 of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) Examination-2022 held by the Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) at Katra branch of Bishop Johnson College in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. Colonelganj police formally arrested Tiwari on charges of impersonation and various other charges, informed officials as reported by Hindustan Times. During the questioning by the police, accused Tiwari told that he used to prepare for competitive exams in Prayagraj. While preparing, he became friends with a youngster named Vipin, who offered him cash Rs 20,000 for appearing in the SSC exam in place of the genuine candidate Ankit Sharma. He told that after taking the money from Vipin, he had come to appear for the examination in place of Ankit. However, he was caught. Colonelganj Police said that the call details of the mobile phone of the arrested accused are being examined while further investigation into the incident is underway. Meanwhile, the Paper-2 of the MTS examination was held in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar under the SSC Central Zone on Sunday between 11 am and 11:30 am at 43 centres in Prayagraj district. SSC’s Central Zone’s Regional Director Rahul Sachan confirmed the nabbing of a ‘Munna Bhai’ style imposter during the exam in Prayagraj. He also said that the exam passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any centre, reported Hindustan Times. Sachan informed that out of a total of 17,044 eligible registered candidates for Paper-II from both the states, around 9,403 (55.17 per cent) appeared sat for the examination. In the 50 marks exam, candidates were asked to write a letter in 150 words or an essay in 250 words. The tier-1 exam of MTS recruitment 2020 was conducted in computer-based mode at various centres around the country from October 5 to November 2, 2021. The results of the tests were announced on March 5, 2022, while a total of 44,680 candidates had qualified for the tier 1 exam and are eligible to appear the tier-2.

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