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Scandal posers raise questions

The questions figuring on the general studies paper of Ranchi University?s graduation examinations has upset Governor Syed Sibtey Razi.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 02:56 IST

Name the UP IG who claimed to be incarnation of Radha? Or, the IG of Jharkhand Police involved in sex-scandal with a tribal girl? Or, the police inspector recently punished with life imprisonment for the murder of a lady schoolteacher named Ranjana Palit?

The questions figuring on the general studies paper of Ranchi University’s graduation examinations has upset Governor Syed Sibtey Razi.

The governor, who is the university’s chancellor as well, has questioned the question setter’s love for “tainted cops” and sought an explanation from VC Dr AA Khan for setting "irrelevant" questions.

Principal secretary to the governor, Amit Khare confirmed that the Raj Bhawan was upset with the questions. “The university has to answer whether it wanted to test the knowledge of a crime reporter or the general awareness of students about current events,” he said.

UP IG DK Panda had hit the headline some time back with his claims of being an incarnation of Radha. Jharkhand IG PS Natarajan was caught his pants down with a tribal girl in TV sting operation. He still remains a fugitive.

Meanwhile, the VC has constituted a three-member committee to probe into the matter related to the usage of questions. The committee, asked to submit the report within a week, would go into the entire perspective relating to the controversial questions.

“Our first job is to ascertain what factors prompted the question setter to include the tainted cops’ poser in the paper," said the V-C. But question lingers in the minds of many a member of RU fraternity over the validity of controversy.

However, those disagreeing with the objections raised opine that 'psychological' aspect of the case might have driven its approval in the question paper. “After all the PS Natarajan case shook the conscience of the entire nation,” said a teacher.