Shastri Nagar (Patna), Aug 2 (ANI): Around 24 girls were arrested by the police on charges of impersonating certain candidates appearing for a medical examination in Patna.
The detained girls allegedly impersonated examinees to help them clear a medical examination.
Police officials received information from the invigilators at St. Albert School which was one of the centres for the examination that photographs on the admit cards carried by these girls were dissimilar with the photographs in their record.
Police raided the examination hall and arrested them.
Some of the girls accepted that they were impersonating the candidates.
"It was the exam of my cousin sister. She said that she is unable to appear for the exam, and if possible, I could appear for the exam on her behalf. Photograph of the examinee and admit card carried by me were dissimilar with invigilator and admit card carried by her, " said Neha, a girl accused of impersonating a candidate.
However, a couple of the detained girls said that they are innocent.
"I was caught because of photograph although both photographs were similar with invigilator and admit card carried by her. There was slight blur in the photograph in the admit card," said Sharmita, a girl accused of impersonating an examinee.
Meanwhile, the police officials said that they are verifying and conducting further investigations in the case.
"I cant' comment until we complete verification. We came to know that at St. Albert School, girls were impersonating the candidates," said Dinesh Prasad, Assistant Sub Inspector, Shastri Nagar Police Station.
In the past, there have been numerous instances of boys having impersonated candidates to help them clear competitive examinations. But cases where girls have been involved are rare and probably. This incident in Patna is the first of its kind. (ANI)