Along with electronics, this ring helped eliminate the Ielts | News Ludhiana
Ludhiana: Sahnewal Police on Tuesday busted a racket that helped aspirants cheat with electronic devices to pass IELTS (International English Language Testing System). It was run by the owner of an IELTS center in Muktsar. The police have arrested three defendants, while the boss is on the run.
The police said, “The defendants used to charge Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh to each aspirant if they managed to get 6 or more strips in the test. Also on Saturday, they had helped some candidates for the IELTS test organized in Khanna.”
The decrees are Dilbagh Singh from the village of Rode, moga, Harsangat Singh and Jaspreet Singh from Sangatpura village, Moga. The linchpin is Gurbhej Singh from Chak Badhai village, Muktsar.
Additional Assistant Deputy Police Commissioner-II Suhail Qasim Mir said: “The defendants were arrested on a tip-off. We recovered five electronic devices SIM devices, seven micro-ear Bluetooth devices, five mobile phones, a Maruti Suzuki Swift car, IELTS exam answers written on paper and a color photocopy of a candidate’s passport.
“As an IELTS center owner, Gurbhej managed to get a quiz on the day of the exam. After solving it, he sent it to his accomplice Dilbagh Singh. Thanks to its links in the centers where the IELTS exams take place, Gurbhej provided bluetooth microphones to the candidates. Dilbagh was reading the candidates’ responses. Those who search candidates will be probed. The micro-headphones used in the crime are so small that it took a lot of trouble to remove one from a defendant’s ear,” he added.
The official said that a known person from Dilbagh has an IELTS center in Moga. Through him, Dilbagh would obtain details of the candidates who failed the exam. They would then approach these aspirants and help them pass the exam by cheating and taking money from them.
Sahnewal Police Station SHO Inspector Amandeep Singh Brar said: ‘The accused confessed to assisting aspirants to solve the test in Ludhiana, Khanna, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala and Moga. They also helped aspirants solve quizzes in competitions and other tests for government jobs.
A case under Articles 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal association) of the IPC and computer law was filed against the accused.