STF confiscated 13 fake Aadhaar cards, 17 mobile sets, 11 fake passports, an ATM, seven PAN cards, two driving licenses, two voter IDs, an SUV, a bike, Rs 67,820 cash, four blank checks and 73 odd WhatsApps. Screen shots, eight high school intermediate certificates, another 27 leaked screen shots of whatsapp on paper from their possession.
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However, the state government has canceled the UP TET 2021 exam due to alleged paper leaks in the western part of the state. Deputy SP (STF) Nabendu Kumar told TOI that an STF team arrested eight people involved in a racket of soliciting cum fraud near Cheoki Railway Station Road in Naini area of Trans-Jamuna Pocket after conducting a series of raids.
The arrested are Rajendra Patel of Pratapgarh (the main ringleader of the racket), Gayar Sunny Singh (Bihar), Tinku Kumar of Bihar, Neeraj Shukla of Patti (Pratapgarh), Sheetal Kumar of Gayar (Bihar), Dhananjay Kumar of Bihar and Bodhgayar (Bihar) of Bihar. Bihar) Shivdayal.
The DSP further added that Sonabhadra was identified as Anurag (Solver), Abhishek Singh (candidate) from Chitrakoot and Satya Prakash Singh (Assistant Teacher Primary School, Kariakhurd, Shankargarh in Prayagraj district) and Patel Nagar (Shankargarh) in Jhunsi area. Police said. The solved paper was found on the assistant teacher’s WhatsApp.
In addition, four others were arrested from the Georgetown area, including Koran’s Chaturbhurj Singh (Kingpin), Sirawal’s Sanjay Singh (Salvar), Koraon’s Ajay Kumar, Mahuli’s Bhrama Shankar Singh (Salvar) and Khirir Sunil Kumar Singh. Sunil Kumar was assisting the Salver Gang in the city area.
The DSP, meanwhile, said that STF (Prayagraj Unit) teams conducted a series of raids at various sites and locations and made total arrests after receiving input that members of the Silver Gang were active in the Trans Ganga, Trans-Jamuna and urban areas. 16 members involved in the whole fraud and solving cycle.
He said the arrested assistant teacher was hired in Badun in 2009 and later joined an elementary school in Koraon in Prayagraj district in 2013. He tried unsuccessfully to get his two relatives to pass the test.
STF officials claimed that the entire racket was operated by Rajendra Kumar Patel, Neeraj Shukla and Chaturbhuj Singh. They were involved in leaking papers as well as arranging solvers for competitive exams. The snatchers took large sums of money from the candidates ranging from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh.
The rockets called five solicitors from Bihar and each solicitor was promised Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000.
Meanwhile, after the cancellation of UPTET examinations at the centers, the police force already deployed at the examination centers contacted the candidates and informed them about the arrangements made by the state government for their return.
SP (City) Dinesh Kumar Singh told TOI that no untoward incident had taken place in the city after the UPTET exam was canceled and candidates were returning to their destinations. He further added that we have already deployed forces in the centers and police officers are keeping a close watch on the development.
The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) 2021 has been canceled due to alleged paper leaks as the paper has gone viral on social media in some western UP districts. More than 12 lakh candidates were registered in the state for the first shift and more than eight lakh candidates in the second shift. It was decided to cancel the test a few hours before the start of the test. The state government will conduct the test within a month.
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