Himachal exam scam: 8 women board officials held

Eight women employees of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE) have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the 2010 examination scam, police said on Thursday.

Dharamsala: Eight women employees of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE) have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the 2010 examination scam, police said on Thursday.
The employees were arrested yesterday and produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate (Kangra) here who later released them on bail today, they said.

The recent arrests began last week after a gap of a few months, when about ten employees of the board were arrested, police added.

With this the number of board employees arrested in the case has gone up to 28.

These employees have been accused of dereliction of their duty and also of being hand-in-glove with the main accused Ashwani Dogra in the case, police said.

A challan in court regarding this case will soon be filed, ACP OP Jamwal said.

The scam was unearthed in September last year indicating that around 200 students passed different examinations of the Board without appearing for them.

Two of the alleged masterminds in the scam, Ashwani Dogra and Suresh Choudhry were arrested in this connection, Jamwal added.

The duo hired teachers, who wrote answers on duplicate answer sheets, which were then submitted to the board with the help of some education board employees, he said.

The state government had constituted a single man high-level committee which submitted the report recommending an improvisation in the school education board system.

PTI

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