HYDERABAD: An Intermediate drop-out student was arrested on Wednesday for posing as a candidate and trying to write the Intermediate Civic Paper-II examination on behalf of his friend at Tapasya Junior College here.
According to the police, the candidate, aged about 23, was traced using the hall- ticket of the student.
“Through the hall-ticket number we have traced the student and summoned him and his father to the station. Later, through him, his friend (impersonator) was caught,” B Nagarjuna Reddy, sub-inspector, Narayanguda police, said.
“One of the invigilators at Tapasya Junior College grew suspicious about a ‘candidate’ and made him sit in a separate room. Sensing that he was going to be caught for impersonation, he pushed the additional chief superintendent, who was blocking his way, and fled the centre on his bike. Though the ACS chased him, he failed to catch hold of him. Immediately, a police compliant was given and the impersonator was traced with the help of the hall-ticket number,” A Ashok, secretary of the Board of Intermediate Education, said.
Apart from the impersonation case, 57 cases of malpractices were also registered against candidates.
Of the 57 caught, 16 are from Warangal, 15 from Rangareddy, 12 from Nizamabad, 8 from Hyderabad, 2 each from Adilabad and Medak, and one each from Karimnagar and Khammam districts.