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Bihar: 17 arrested for impersonating candidates in CTET exam

July 9, 2024

Seventeen individuals, including three women, were apprehended in Bihar for allegedly impersonating candidates in the CTET-2024 exam, as reported by the police on Monday. This incident underscores the challenges of maintaining the integrity of competitive examinations vital for securing teaching positions in government institutions.

In Darbhanga, where twelve arrests were made, those detained include Mukesh Kumar, Gurusharan Yadav, Sonu Kumar, Dharmendra Kumar, Vimal Kumar, Raja Kumar, Sunita Kumari, Neetu Kumari, Ishwar Kumar, Shashikant Bharti, Shravan Kumar, and Manoj Kumar. Darbhanga SSP Jagunath Reddy emphasized that the arrests were prompted by complaints from exam invigilators and administrators, highlighting the vigilance required to prevent such malpractices.

Similarly, in Saran, police apprehended Hare Ram Pandey, Suchita Kumari, Jai Kumar Bharti, and Vipul Kumar at different examination centers under the jurisdiction of Bhagwan Bazar police station. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain the identities of genuine candidates and the extent of the impersonation network.

The CTET, conducted annually on a national scale, serves as a crucial gateway for individuals aspiring to pursue careers in teaching within government schools. The arrests in Bihar underscore the need for stringent measures to uphold the fairness and credibility of such competitive exams, ensuring that only deserving candidates secure positions based on merit and genuine qualifications.

Source: PTI

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