DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Forty fake candidates attempting paper for recruitment in Dera Ismail Khan Police were arrested on Sunday and sent to lock up.

The test for recruitment of police constables was organised by the Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) at a private wedding hall in DI Khan on Sunday. As many as 1,305 candidates took part in the exam amid tight security arrangements.

Police sources said 40 fake candidates were identified during the test and they were arrested. The fake candidates, including government officials, were attempting the paper for their brothers, friends, cousins or other relatives. Officials said the arrested fake candidates will be punished according to ETEA rules. Sources said the candidates, who attempted their papers through someone else, will be banned for two years and they will not be eligible to sit under any exam under ETEA.

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