Shameful ! Open cheating in Uttar Pradesh board exams, Parents 'help' wards

Agra: Following in the steps of infamous mass cheating episode during the board examination in Bihar in 2015, over here a similar incident took place during the second day of Uttar Pradesh Board examination.

Claims of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP Board) to conduct fair and cheating free examination fell flat, as guardians and relatives of students were found scaling up to two-three storey building of the examination centres to pass on chits (answer sheets) to their wards.

Reportedly, locals captured the blatant practice of providing chits to students in cameras from Fatehpur Sikri based Mahatma Kapil Dev Inter College.

Similar incidents were also reported from various examination centres across the state including Jagner area of Janta Inter College, B N Saraf and Ram Ram Singh Inter College, where parents and relatives climbing on classrooms wall and windows to provide cheating material to their wards. Later, police caught nearly seven men who were relatives of examinees providing them chits.

According to the police, "All were booked under CrPc 151 (Arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences)."

When deputy director of education department of Agra division, R P Sharma was asked about the unfair practices being used in the board examination, he said, "We are aware of the large-scale practice of cheating in exam, but now it has risen to a new level. We will now deploy heavy police force at the sensitive centers of examination along with additional 'flying squad'."

Meanwhile, 1.63 lakh students are appearing for board exam in Agra district, of which 12,358 didn't appear in the first paper.

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