Hyderabad: The first session of written examination for recruitment to the posts of sub-inspectors of police was conducted peacefully across the state here on Saturday.
As many as 18,291 candidates appeared for the examinations at 11 centers in six zones of Visakhapatnam, Eluru, Guntur, Kurnool, Karimnagar and Hyderabad. While elaborate security arrangements were made at all centers, the BHEL Township, where exams was conducted for Hyderabad, was literally turned into a fortress. About 4,000 policemen were deployed in four-tier security set up at the exam centre where as many as 4940 candidates appeared for 445 posts.
Hyderabad, which till a day earlier was a free zone, was on Saturday part of the sixth zone due to deletion of 14-F Clause. All pro-Telangana organizations had earlier demanded postponement of exams by a month to enable Telangana candidates to prepare for the same, in view of deletion of 14-F. However, the state government went ahead with the exams.
A case of copying was also reported from Eluru. A candidate, Sugunakar Rao, an armed reserve constable, was held while copying at the CR Reddy College centre. The Eluru DIG has ordered his suspension…
The examinations would also be held on August 14 in morning and afternoon sessions.(INN)