Principal arrested in Kaushambi for facilitating copying in Board examlucknow Updated: Feb 14, 2018 15:03 IST
“We found a photocopying machine in the room of school principal Nand Lal Singh and two photocopies of question papers there.”(Representative image)
The principal of an inter college was nabbed and a photocopier being used by him to help in copying during the UP Board exam was seized by a team of officials in Ganja area, under Pipri police station of Kaushambi district on Tuesday, said district inspector of schools (DIoS), Allahabad, RN Vishwakarma.
Vishwakarma, who was leading the team of officials, said an FIR had been registered against the principal of Kanhai Singh Singhraur Intermediate College, Khatangi, under the Anti-copying Act 1998 at the Pipri police station.
The DIoS said his team reached the school at around 10.35 am, just 10 minutes before the exam was to end. “We found a photocopying machine in the room of school principal Nand Lal Singh and two photocopies of question papers there. We believe solvers were being used to help examinees cheat . We immediately sealed the machine and handed it over to the Pipri police. The cops then arrested the school principal,” he added.
Vishwakarma said he has recommended to the UP Board to cancel the high school mathematics exam, which was on at the school at the time of the incident, at that centre.
SHO, Pipri police station, Arjun Singh confirmed the arrest of the principal and seizure of the photocopier. There is a provision of imprisonment of up to one year or fine of Rs 5,000 or both under the act.
BOARD STAFF CARRYING EXAM PAPERS HELD HOSTAGE IN PILIBHIT
Two Class 3 employees of UP Board, who had gone to Drummond Government Intermediate College in Pilibhit to hand over question papers for the board exams on February 10, were allegedly held hostage by the school employees there.
The school officials and staff were upset over the sudden arrival of the two with the question papers in the night, said Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad Karnik Sangh president Shivji Srivastava.
The two employees -- Urmilesh Kumar and Ramesh Kumar -- were released the next morning and they reported the matter to Pilibhit DIoS RK Verma and then lodged an FIR there in this connection, he added.
Sangh members on Tuesday staged a protest at UP Board headquarters demanding strict action against the guilty.
The DIoS has, meanwhile, suspended two peons of the college and recommended suspension of school principal Shyama Kumar. We are looking in to the incident,” said UP Board secretary Nina Srivastava.