Chandigarh: A youth was detained on Sunday for allegedly impersonating his uncle in a written exam conducted for the recruitment of police constable in Haryana, said police officers from Kurukshetra. The accused identified as Amit Dahiya belonged to Jhajjar district in the state. As per reports, the accused was held at an exam centre at Gurukul when the evening shift of the examination was in progress.

Sources claimed that the man had appeared to write his exam in the name of his maternal uncle Ashish Singh. Investigation on this case is underway and is being held by the officials of the Kurukshetra University police station.

In the month of September this year, 11 youths were arrested under the charge of impersonation during the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam conducted at Spring Dale Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Churian. They were from Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Hyderabad and Banglore. The accused were later released on bail.

In yet another incident in August this year, three boys were arrested for impersonating as other students in class 10 examinations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said. Based on a tip-off, police raided the exam centre and after verification, three proxy candidates namely Abdul Qayoom, Mohd Fareed and Shiraz Ahmad (all between 15 and 16 years of age), were apprehended and were found to be impersonating for Mohd Aftab, Rafi Pervez and Mohd Sabir respectively, police said.

In a similar incident during the month of May this year, five people were arrested for impersonation in an examination for police recruitment held in Maharashtra’s Thane.

(With Agency inputs)