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UP Board: 150 caught using unfair means


Date : February

Posted By : Vineeta

ALLAHABAD: At least 150 examinees of UP Board were caught using unfair means in class 10 and 12 examinations across the state on Friday. With it the number of copycats has increased to 312 on the second-day of the exams. The number of students caught cheating in high school across the state was 81 while 69 were nabbed using cheating materials like solver and mobile in intermediate exams. On the second day, class 10 students appeared in music paper while class 12 students wrote home science and language papers. Absence of static magistrates in some of the examination centres in trans-Yamuna and trans-Ganga areas ensured a free-hand to the copy mafia. In several centres, flying squad members were surprised to find galleries of the centres full with cheating material thrown away by students. Board officials said that in absence of evidence action was not taken on examination centres. UP Board secretary Amarnath Verma told TOI: "On Friday, 68 boys and 13 girls were caught using unfair means in the class 10 exams while 46 boys and 23 girl students were caught cheating in class 12 exams. A girl of Ganga Inter College in the trans-Ganga area of the district was caught cheating in Home Science exams." Meanwhile, district inspector of school Komal Yadav on Friday ordered that salary disbursement of an invigilator be freezed. The invigilator was caught promoting use of unfair means at Jawahar Lal Inter College, Sahson on the first day of the exams. The board has till now caught seven impersonators. Five such persons were caught in Kaushambi, while one each was caught in Pratapgarh and Allahabad districts. As per board officials, the accused have conceded to having taken Rs 5,000 for appearing in place of students in various schools. Meanwhile, a flying squad member claimed that due to absence of police force, several centres in rural area were at the mercy of copy mafia. "Even parents and friends of examinees were found loitering on the campus of centres in villages and helping students," claimed a magistrate preferring anonymity. On Saturday, class 10 students would be appearing in Commerce while class 12 students would appear in Economics and Geography in the first and second sessions. 

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