The second day of the Madhyamik Examinations passed off peacefully with few incidents of copying was reported mainly from Murshidabad and Malda. Police said eight students were arrested in this connection. .
On Tuesday, students appeared for the second English paper. According to information, outsiders even climbed up rainwater pipes of three-storey school buildings to supply pieces of papers containing answers.
Within few minutes after the examination had started, some outsiders entered the premises of Bahara Adarsha Vidyapeeth High School at Kandi in Murshidabad. Students of Raj High School were appearing in the examination in Bahara Adarsha Vidyapeeth High School.
The outsiders wrote answers on pieces of papers and passed it to their closed ones who were giving examination at different classrooms in the school building. A youth was seen climbing up on the parapet and passing papers containing answers to examinees.
The situation was quite similar in some schools in Malda. Some youth entered the premises of Santa Devi High School at Englishbazar and passed pieces of papers to the examinees. The situation turned worse when a more than 10 youth started passing such papers through the windows.
Within a few minutes after noticing that the situation was going out of control, authorities of both the school took help of the police and restricted the entry of any outsiders in the school premises.
In Malda Santa Devi High School, a scuffle broke out between the outsiders and the policemen when the latter tried to push them back from near a window of the school. Claiming that they were standing without disturbing anyone, the outsiders said the policemen that they have no right to push them back. The police, however, didn’t allow anyone of them move around the school premises soon after the examiners had urged the police to take necessary steps.
Senior police officers from local police stations also went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has taken several steps to check copying. Even surveillance cameras were set up at sensitive examination centres.
Meanwhile, at Sirampore in Hooghly, headmaster of a Hindi medium school Sirampore Vidyapeeth was arrested on charges of helping some students during the examination after taking money from them.
The accused Pankaj Gupta was at large since Sunday morning. Local people caught him when he returned home on Monday night. He was also beaten up.
On Tuesday morning, police arrested him. He had allegedly took Rs 7,000 from the students.