Agra: Mass cheating has been reported in Mathura during Uttar Pradesh Board Examinations for Classes X and XII, where friends and relatives of the students were caught on camera helping them from outside.
The incident happened at Rammadhav Inter-College, when students appeared for the board exams.
In the video, many people waiting outside the school building were seen passing chits to the students appearing for the exams.
According to officials, 57 examinees including two girls have been booked for cheating. Cases have also been registered against 14 teachers in Valdev, Raya and Mahavan blocks of the district.
A local claimed that an organised network helps the students in the examinations in return for money.
The UP Board's high school and intermediate examinations began on February 18. In Mathura, about 1,25,000 students are appearing for the examinations in 218 centres.
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Last month, over 1,200 students in Bihar were disqualified from class 12 examinations for cheating and dozens of other people were arrested for helping them.
To deter mass cheating, the authorities also decided to impose a fine of up to Rs 10,000 on an examinee found using unfair means and to punish the guardians found helping their children in cheating.
About 11.60 lakh students had appeared for Class 12 exams at 1,109 centres across the state on Wednesday.