A school clerk was booked for turning his house in an examination centre. 11 people were arrested in the same case, and two students were identified for using illegal means.
Mumbai: A school clerk in UP has been booked for helping students during the Board 2020 examination. The school clerk who happened to work in a private school lived at a distance of a few metres from the school.
This clerk in Deoria district turned his own house into an examination centre for students of class 12th. The clerk who has managed to escape from the spot has not been held by the police yet, but 11 people in connection with the fraud have been arrested.
During the raid on the house, police also found pre-stamped answer sheets. These stamps have been used by the UP Board as a security feature to prevent the students from cheating. The police noticed a team of “test solvers” in the house which was converted to an examination centre, attempting to write answers for the question paper provided to them.
The answers sheets used by the “test solvers” were pre-stamped to be added with the rest of the answer sheets later. Two students who paid for their test papers to be solved were identified and attempts to identify other school employees involved in the fraud were underway.
The Board had identified 938 sensitive and 395 hyper-sensitive centres respectively, which were vulnerable to fraud activities. With around 56 lakh students appearing for the examination, the state had announced the installation of CCTV’s and having a dedicated monitoring team with a view to curb the malpractices.
The Board has also launched a tweeter handle for solving the complaints promptly, sharing control room helpline numbers and other contact details for quick access. Even after such stringent security measures in place, principals, students, and staffs have been found involved in malpractices during Board examinations.