REET Candidates Nabbed for Using Bluetooth Powered Slippers to Cheat
- 5 people arrested in Bikaner for cheating.
- Accused helped candidates to solve the question paper via the Bluetooth device installed in their slippers.
- Candidates purchased the Bluetooth installed slippers for 6 lakhs each.
Rajasthan: The Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers was held across the state on Sunday amid tight security measures that included suspension of mobile Internet services in some districts to prevent cheating. 5 people were arrested in Bikaner with slippers fitted with Bluetooth devices for allegedly attempting to cheat in the exam.
According to the police, an entire gang was active in executing this cheating racket. As soon as the first candidate was caught cheating in Ajmer, the rest of the members also came under the grip. Similar slippers with Bluetooth and mobiles were seized in Bikaner and Sikar.
Superintendent of Police in Bikaner, Preeti Chandra said that Trilok, Omprakash, Madan Gopal, Ram and Kiran Devi were arrested and are currently being interrogated. The slippers were specially designed for cheating purposes. “The chappal is such it has an entire phone inside and a Bluetooth device. The candidate had a device inside his ear and someone from outside the exam hall was helping him cheat,” police officer Ratan Lal Bhargav said in a statement.
These chappals were crafted with utmost finesse and some reports claim that they were sold with the hardware to the candidates who took the exam for as much as Rs 6 lakh.