62 students pass exam without appearing in it

Around 62 students have passed the annual matriculation examination of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education without appearing in the exams and two persons have been arrested in this connection, police said Friday.

Updated: Sep 10, 2010, 13:39 PM IST

Dharamshala: Around 62 students have passed
the annual matriculation examination of the Himachal Pradesh
Board of School Education without appearing in the exams and
two persons have been arrested in this connection, police said
Friday.

A group of 62 students passed the matric examination of
the Board this year without taking the exam and their answer
sheets had allegedly reached the spot evaluation centers by
post.

Police have arrested Ashwin Dogra, owner of an education
academy at Gaggle, 12 kms from here and a woman in this
connection.

Dogra has purchased spare answer sheets from 11
different examination centers during the annual exams in April
this year and had given it to the 62 students in his academy.
The answer sheets were then posted to the evaluation centres,
police said.

Confirming the reports, SSP Kangra district Atul
Fulzhele said that police have started investigations after
confiscating the Himachal Education Board 2010 exam record.

Earlier Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education
secretary Prabhat Sharma filed a complaint claiming around 62
students had passed the Board exam this year without appearing
in it.

PTI