Delhi Police and Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested four people who were allegedly helping Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Examination candidates to cheat via a screen sharing software like Team Viewer.
The accused were identified as Sonu Singh, Ajay Jaiswal, Param, and Gaurav. The gang allegedly would take around Rs. 3 lakh to 15 lakh from the candidates.
UP STF DSP Brijesh Singh said to Indian Express, “The accused persons would gain access to the computer systems of the candidates who paid the money. The solver would then answer all the questions using the software. When the Team Viewer software could not be used, they would take control of the computer by fixing the LAN connections with that of another computer in the exam centre and answer all the questions.”
Delhi Police said that the accused were arrested after the police with UP STF raided a building in North Delhi where they seized cash and few gadgets that the police claim were used to conduct the racket.
The police stated that the gang had been operating since 2011 where they started with providing dummy candidates. Since the format was changed to online examination, the accused switched to using screen sharing software.
The police said that with the help of mobile phones seized, access to call details and Whatsapp conversations, they can ascertain the number of candidates who might have used the gang to cheat in the SSC examinations.
The police also added that though the accused were active in Delhi, they were trying to spread their operations to other states too. “One of the accused, Gaurav, had visited a Jaipur-based centre on March 20th and helped a candidate cheat in his SSC exam,” Singh said to Indian Express.