Three persons have been arrested by the STF for allegedly committing fraud in the forest guard recruitment test conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB).
The trio, identified as Dharmendra Nigam, Kuldeep Dauneria and Bhagirath Kemor, all residents of Morena in the state, were arrested by Madhya Pradesh police's Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday from their respective places of posting. They had not appeared in person during the written test for forest guard.
Some other persons were allowed to take the examination in place of the trio, who had allegedly sought help from a middleman of a racket been run in this connection, STF sources said. Nigam and Kuldeep had paid Rs Three lakh each to the middle-man while Bhagirath had given Rs 50,000 to clear the test, they said. All the three had been declared successful in the test result.
Later, Nigam and Kuldeep were posted in Betul while Bhagirath had been posted in Chhindwara. The accused have been booked for fraud and forgery apart from criminal conspiracy, police added.