Haryana warns job aspirants against drug abuse

Chandigarh:With three candidates mysteriously dying after undergoing physical tests for police recruitment in Haryana's Kurukshetra district in recent days, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission on Sunday warned candidates that they would be disqualified if it was found that they had taken performance-enhancing drugs for the recruitment. Commission chairman Bharat Bhushan Bharti said that if any candidate is found trying to take drugs during physical fitness test for recruitment to Haryana Police at Kurukshetra, the candidate would be disqualified. "Also, strict action would be taken against that candidate according to the rules," he said. Bharti said that a special team has been constituted to keep vigil on candidates and directions have been issued to depute four doctors to examine the candidates before their registration. "The commission had already warned candidates regarding it through its notification issued on March 16," he said. The physical tests for recruitment started on June 15 and over 1.30 lakh candidates have appeared in these. Many candidates complained of exhaustion as the tests were conducted when the summer was in full swing and humid conditions were prevailing.