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Three ‘Munnabhais’ held in Bihar on Day 2 of intermediate exam

The BSEB, which has adopted zero tolerance policy against the use of unfair means , expelled 204 students on the second day of the intermediate examinations. It had expelled 267 students on the first day.

patna Updated: Feb 17, 2017 15:09 IST
Pradeep Modak
Pradeep Modak
Hindustan Times, Patna
BSEB,Bihar,Intermediate exam
Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishor frisking a student at an examination centre in Patna.(HT photo)

Three ‘Munnabhais’ (impersonators) were arrested on the second of the Bihar School Examination Board’s (BSEB) intermediate (Class 12) examinations, being held at 1,274 centres across the state.

BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said alert invigilators caught two ‘Munnabhais’ in Arwal district and one in Gaya during the language papers of arts stream on Wednesday.

Kishor said all the three imposters were handed over to the police.

The BSEB, which has adopted zero tolerance policy against the use of unfair means in the examination, expelled 204 more students on Wednesday. With this, the total number of expelled students soared to 471 in two days. On the first day, 267 students were expelled using unfair means.

The highest number expelled students was from Bhojpur (28), followed by 20 in Jehanabad and 14 each in Gaya and Munger.

The BSEB has introduced a series of corrective measures since its credibility took a hit when interviews last May by TV news channels of persons declared toppers in various streams of its intermediate examination did not possess even basic knowledge of subjects in which they had ‘topped’.

It was also revealed that 222 rank holders belonged to one college.

First Published: Feb 16, 2017 11:00 IST