Cash-for-marks scam in Assam board exams unearthed, 2 arrested

Cash-for-marks scam in Assam board exams unearthed, 2 arrested
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Cash-for-marks rip-off in Assam board exams unearthed, 2 arrested

The Assam Police has unearthed a rip-off of awarding larger marks in Class 10 and 12 state board examinations in lieu of cash and arrested two individuals on this connection from Kamrup district on Sunday, a senior official stated. The Kamrup District Police will broaden the scope of investigation because it suspects that the racket has its hyperlinks in different districts of the state as effectively, Superintendent of Police Hitesh Ch Roy instructed PTI.

The Kamrup SP stated that the Principal of Majortop Higher Secondary School in Goroimari, Akkas Ali, and an Office Assistant at Inspector of Schools — Prashanta Das, have been arrested.

The police additionally detained 4 others, together with a college inspector and coordinator of the state board, for his or her alleged involvement within the cash-for-marks rip-off, however had been launched after interrogating them for over 24 hours since Saturday, Roy stated.

Among these detained had been Kamrup district’s Inspector of Schools Madhab Deka, Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) coordinator Phulpahi Nath, Goroimari Anchalik Girls High School headmaster Habibur Rahman, and Sibeswar Kalita, a staffer of Deka’s workplace.

“We have been interrogating all the six people since yesterday evening and arrested two. The others have been allowed to go for the time being. We will call them again for inquiry and investigation will continue,” the SP stated.

A case has been registered at Changsari police station underneath a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“We believe that this racket is operating not only in Kamrup but in other districts as well. We have alerted the SPs of all the districts and we will expand our probe. We can assure that no one will be spared.”

The Kamrup District Police acquired details about a “marks scam” a couple of days again and was investigating it, he added.

According to senior officers, a workforce of about 100 policemen raided the Office of Inspector of Schools on Saturday and seized a number of paperwork, together with reply sheets, a laptop computer, cellular handsets, and unaccounted money.

“The police detained all the six people and brought them to the SP’s office for interrogation. The racket used to award higher marks to candidates of matric and higher secondary (Class 12) exams in lieu of money,” an Assam Police supply instructed PTI.

Many ineligible candidates secured first division, star marks (75 per cent), or distinction (85 per cent) attributable to this racket, he added.

The police additionally recovered an enormous variety of paperwork from the 2 colleges positioned at Chhaygaon of Kamrup district. 

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