Seven held for attempt to leak question paper
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 23:01
Hyderabad: Seven persons, including two government officials, were today arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore town for their alleged involvement in an incident of question paper leak during the ongoing Intermediate Public Examination, police said.

The two government officials along with the authorities of the private college, where the examination centre was set up in Nellore, tried to leak the Physics question paper of first-year Intermediate exams, half-an-hour before it was scheduled to begin at 8 am, they said.

D Satyavathi, Chief Superintendent of the exam centre and K Chinappa Reddy, a department official and five employees of the college were held on charges of trying to circulate papers after taking photocopies of one original question paper taken out from the bundle dispatched to the centre, an Investigating Officer told a news agency over phone.

The examinations, however, were not cancelled as all the copies of the leaked question paper seized before being circulated, the police officer said.

Taking a strong note of the matter, Board of Intermediate Education Secretary G Balaramaiah said a thorough inquiry will be conducted into the leakage of the question paper.

He said police has filed a case for the attempt to leak the question paper and no question paper got into the students hands ahead of the examination.

The Board official said criminal action will be taken against those involved in leaking of question paper after the inquiry.

The Board Secretary has also directed the Nellore district authorities to submit a detailed report on the issue, official sources said.

Earlier, activists of ABVP, SFI and other student organisations staged a protest in front of the college demanding action against all those involved in leaking the question paper.

The Intermediate examinations commenced on March 10 and will continue till March 25.


First Published: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 23:01

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