UP STF arrests 9 for using unfair means in PET 2022



LUCKNOW: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police held nine people involved in using unfair means in the Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) 2022 conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Commission (UPSSSC) on Saturday. On the other hand, two other accused have been arrested by the police in Bijnor, according to a statement from STF headquarters on Saturday.
According to the police, the STF team has arrested three accused from Unnao, one from Amethi, two from Jaunpur, one from Meerut and two from Kanpur.
An FIR has been registered against the accused under relevant sections in the respective police stations.
According to the statement, the team of STF Lucknow had arrested Pushpendra Yadav and Ankit Kumar Maurya, residents of Prayagraj district, and Satyam Kumar Pandey, resident of West Champaran, Bihar, on the information that they appreared for the examination in place of the original candidate in Unnao.
On the information given by the STF Headquarters, Amethi Police arrested another solver Kumar Kamat, resident of Madhubani, Bihar, while the STF Prayagraj unit arrested solver Siddharth Shankar Dubey, resident of Bhojpur in Bihar and an agent Anil Kumar Malhotra, resident of Prayagraj in Jaunpur.
While solvers sit in exam in place of the candidate, agents make arrangements for them.
Apart from this, another team of STF Lucknow arrested Raghuveer, a resident of Hardoi and Saif Ahmed Khan, a resident of Maharajganj, from Kanpur.
Police have recovered many items including ATM card, mobile, fake Aadhaar card and identity card from the possession of these accused.
The STF also arrested a candidate from Meerut who was found with the answer key of the exam.
On the other hand, according to the news received from Bijnor, a member of solver gang has been arrested along with his associate.
Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Praveen Ranjan Singh said that during the inspection of the admit card at exam centre at the Government Polytechnic Gate, one Vishal, a resident of Mokama, Bihar, of the solver gang along with his associate were arrested.