Sixteen answer sheets of B Pharmacy, M Pharmacy and BDS examinations were allegedly stolen from the secrecy branch of Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences here.
The locks of the branch were found broken, following which university officials lodged a complaint with the police late on Monday.
The matter came to light three days after the examinations were over when the examiners began a scrutiny of the answer sheets. “Answer sheets of B Pharmacy and M Pharmacy were found missing from the secrecy branch. Also, several answer sheets were found misplaced,” controller of examinations Dr Sanjay Kumar told Hindustan Times.
About the number of missing answer sheets, he said, “At least 16 are missing. We are checking all bundles to know the exact number.”
He did not rule out the possibility of involvement of staff members of the secrecy branch as the entry of unauthorised persons is banned in this area. University registrar Sarla Hooda was not available for comment.
The Rohtak police registered a case on Tuesday under sections 457 (house trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started an investigation.
In 2013, 2,200 answer sheets of annual examinations of B Tech, MBA and BBA courses were recovered from the terrace of the secrecy branch of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) here. About 33 months have passed, but the special investigation team of the Rohtak police have failed to submit its report in the case.