B.Ed exam cancelled in UP due to paper leak

Lucknow University cancelled the B.Ed entrance exam slated for Wednesday morning following leakage of the question paper.

Updated: May 05, 2010, 15:22 PM IST

Lucknow: Test papers of the combined
entrance examination for admission in B.Ed course in Uttar
Pradesh were leaked in Farukkhabad district, leading to the
cancellation of the exam scheduled for Wednesday, even as four
persons have been arrested in this connection.

"Four persons have been arrested in Farukkhabad
district last evening in this connection and computerised and
handwritten copies of the B.Ed exam were recovered after which
it was decided to cancel the test," Additional Director
General of Police Brij Lal told reporters.

Acting of a tip off, police raided a photostat shop in
Mohammadabad town in Farukkhabad and recovered 600 copies of A
series of question papers of General Knowledge, English and
Hindi languages, he said.

"While six persons, including the shop owner, managed
to escape from the spot, four others Brijesh Kumar, Pradeep
Kumar, Sanjay Dubey and Saurabh were arrested from the shop,"
he said.

The ADG said that SP Farukkhabad faxed copies of the
question papers to coordinator of the entrance examination
Akhilesh Chaubey for verification.

"Chaubey confirmed that the copies recovered by police
were that of B.Ed entrance examination and the question papers
have been leaked," Brij Lal said.

An emergency meeting of the Lucknow University
officials, including Vice-Chancellor and Registrar, was held
late last night during which it was decided to cancel the

Over 6 lakh aspirants were scheduled to appear in the
examination being conducted by the Lucknow University to be
held in 12 districts of the state.

"DIGs and SSPs of all the 12 districts were
immediately asked to make necessary security arrangements in
the wake of heavy turnout of aspirants," he said.

The ADG said that the 12 district magistrates
concerned have been asked not to take out the question papers
from the double locks.

The railway police was also asked to make adequate
arrangements at railway stations to avert law and order
problem in the wake of any protest by the aspirants.

Cancellation of the examination led to demonstrations
and protest by aspirants at a number of places in the state
including Meerut, Faizabad, Gokahpur and Azamgarh, sources

Brij Lal, however, claimed that barring minor
incidents no major trouble was reported from any district due
to cancellation of the examination.

"We are trying to ascertain the point from where the
question paper was leaked and efforts are being made to
arrest absconding accused," he said.

The university authorities said that fresh dates would
be announced soon after consulting the state government.