CHENNAI:Three men from Bihar who are believed to have engaged proxies to write the recruitment exam conducted by the Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, were arrested following a complaint by factory officials.
Police said the impersonation came to light when officials found the finger prints of the trio, identified as Prahalad Kumar, Chandan Kumar and Sanjithsingh Yadav, did not match those submitted at the time of examination conducted on March 1.
Nearly 28,000 candidates appeared for the exam for the posts of skilled and semi-skilled workers in the factory.
The shortlisted candidates were called for verification of the certificates on Saturday when the fraud by the three men came to light. Interestingly, after the three were handed over to police, around 50 shortlisted candidates did not turn up for the verification, sources said.
“We suspect that the men had engaged proxies to clear the recruitment exams. It could be scandal by some job placement agencies,” said a police officer.
Factory officials had mandated collection of finger prints at the time of writing the exams. The three were booked under charges of cheating and remanded in judicial custody.