Seven people were arrested for impersonating candidates in the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) Group D Common Eligibility Test (CET) in Hisar on Saturday.
The first accused, Vikas Kumar of Rajli village in Hisar, was a Class IV employee at the irrigation department in Narwana, Jind. He appeared for the exam at SD Girls’ School in Hansi in place of candidate Pramod of Sanchal village, Fatehabad. Vikas was arrested, but Pramod is on the run.
In the second case, accused Navdeep Singh of Butana village was arrested from E-5 School at Garhi in Hansi after he appeared in place of candidate Amardeep of Bhiwani.
The third accused, Sharda of Panihar village in Hisar, was held for impersonating candidate Krishna of Shikarpur village in the exam.
In the fourth case, the Adampur police arrested Jind’s Danoda resident Hardeep Singh for appearing in place of Ajay Kumar, a resident of Samain village of Fatehabad, at VM Vishwas School in Adampur.
The fifth accused, Vinod Kumar of Fatehabad’s Dult village, was held as he was appearing for his friend Sachin of Jind’s Durjanpur village at Sri Krishna Parnami School in Hisar.
In the sixth case, Mahendergarh resident Anil was caught from RDM Saraswati Public School after he appeared for the exam in place of his brother Vikas.
In the seventh case, the police booked two men for impersonating and cheating during the exam. They were identified as Ashish Kumar and Sunil Kumar, both residents of Hisar district. Sanjay Kumar, centre supervisor of NCC Senior Model School, Panjokhara, said during the morning shift, Ashish appeared for the exam in place of Sunil. A case was registered under Sections 419 and 420 of the IPC at Panjokhara police station. SHO Vikrant said Ashish was held on the spot and will be presented before a court on Sunday.
Also on Saturday morning, a former sarpanch and his daughter were killed after their bike was hit by an unknown vehicle near Lohani village in Bhiwani. The incident took place when 20-year-old Preeti, a resident of Asalwas village, was on her way to appear for the Class IV exam, along with her father Madan Lal, on a bike. Both were rushed to a hospital in Bhiwani, where doctors declared them dead.