Gang involved in tampering with board copies busted

A gang involved in tampering with the answer sheets of class X and XII examinations of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has been busted in Sawaimadhopur district here, police said.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

Jaipur: A gang involved in tampering with
the answer sheets of class X and XII examinations of Rajasthan
Board of Secondary Education has been busted in Sawaimadhopur
district here, police said on Monday.

The accused used to secure the answer sheets from a
copy collection center in Mantown area and then gave them to
concerned students to make additions to their originally
written answers by charging Rs 2,000 for each copy, police
said.
They used to later send the copies to the board office
in Ajmer, they said.

Following a tip off, the police conducted a raid in
the wee hours yesterday and nabbed two homeguards Man Singh
Meena and Rajesh Meena who in connivance with the in-charge of
the center Omprakash Kumawat and two other government
employees used to pass the answer sheets to the students.
"The accused used to pass the answer sheets to a
nearby government quarter where concerning students used to
make additions to their copies.

At the spot, eight students were also nabbed while
many students managed to escape. Over one thousand answer
sheets and books were also recovered from the spot," the
police said.

Meanwhile, the government employees -- Omprakash
Kumawat, Shambhudayal Sharma, Mukesh Harijan-- have been
suspended and the homeguard department has been informed about
the case.

"We have written to the homeguard department seeking
action against their two employees. We have ensured the
security of other collection centers in the state and directed
the concerned staff to conduct intense inspection of centers
and report us daily," Subhash Garg, chairman of the RBSE,
Ajmer, said.

PTI