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BDO locked up; 150 students miss exams

Around 150 students were denied permission to take High School and Intermediate examinations conducted by the UP Board. A flying squad led by the BDO was held captive at a college when he went there for inspection.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 01:00 IST

Day 1: Chaos marks Board exams

Around 150 students were denied permission to take High School and Intermediate examinations conducted by the UP Board.

A flying squad led by the BDO was held captive at a college when he went there for inspection.

The first day of the Uttar Pradesh Board examinations was full of high drama. Nearly, 150 examinees of High School and Intermediate got a shock after they reached the Karmayogi Inter College in Barra-6. They were not allowed to take the examinations as admit cards had not been issued to them.

The hapless students, who had come to take their Hindi exam, created ruckus, blocked the Gujaini Road and raised slogans against the school management.

The Barra police reached the spot and registered a complaint of cheating against manager Ravish Dubey and the principal of the college. They demanded that the culprits be arrested.

Again, nearly 150 students could not write their exam as earlier they were asked to appear in the practical examinations of the UP Board that took place some time back. They had paid hefty amount as fees to management of several colleges in the city. According to the police, these students fell in the trap of unrecognised and fake schools.

Later, talking to HT SHO Barra RP Tewari said, “There are more than 100 illegal schools in the area and the concerned department is turning a blind eye towards them. However, we are sympathetic towards the students and cases has been registered against the manager and the principal of the college.”

Meanwhile, an Intermediate girl student said that she was given a Board form by officials at Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Govind Nagar and had been assured that she would be able to take her class XII exam. Like many others, she was not allowed to sit for the exam.

In another incident, BDO Sarsaul AK Dixit reached the Lallu Prasad Inter College on Mall Road to conduct a surprise check.

The on going examination he was confined to a room by the schoolteachers and was released only when city magistrate Nirbhay Das and Sub Divisional Magistrate SK Dubey rushed to the school.

Leading a flying squad AK Dixit reached the college and was asked by schoolteachers, Ranjit Singh Chauhan and Shiv Prakash Vajpayee, to produce their identity card. The two refused to do so and asked the BDO to show his card. Interestingly, neither the BDO nor the teachers had I-cards. Several teachers came out in support of their colleagues and locked up the BDO in a classroom. Somehow, when the news about the confinement reached top administrative officials, they rushed the city magistrate and the SDM to the spot. The BDO was rescued after an amicable settlement was reached between the disputing parties.