The incident came to light after a female candidate raised an alarm as Charan took out a mobile phone during the examination time Credit: File image

Jorhat Police arrested two persons from Haryana on Sunday on charges of appearing as proxy candidates in a recruitment examination held for Grade-IV posts of Multi Tasking Staff in Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI).

Ananta Das, The officer-in-charge of Jorhat police station, told media persons, “Charan Singh and Amit Singh, hailing from Jind district of Haryana, have been arrested while two of their associates, including a lady, have been picked up. A group of 12 people including the arrested duo came from Haryana, and most of them accompanied the two as per the preliminary investigation.”

Based on a complaint lodged by an RFRI official at the Jorhat police station, a case has been registered (No: 2725/2020) under Sections 120 (B), 417, 419, 468 and 479 of the IPC.

Das said Charan allegedly appeared for one Anil of Haryana while Amit appeared for one Dipak also from Haryana at the Jorhat Government Girls’ Multi-Purpose Higher Secondary School, one of the four examination centres in Jorhat.

The incident came to light after a female candidate raised an alarm as Charan took out a mobile phone during the examination time, Das added.

Another proxy candidate, Amit, was detected from the same centre and was taken away by police.

The examination was also held at two other examination centres at Agartala and Aizawl, where the institute has branches.


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