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Nitish govt takes steps to check cheating in exam

Nitish govt takes steps to check cheating in exam
Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in the ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government on Friday swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres. Also,  seven policemen were taken into custody for aiding in cheating.

A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain took the state government to task over report of mass-scale copying in the matriculation examination. The court converted report published in an English daily into a PIL and directed the state police chief to check cheating in exams immediately. Besides, the court has summoned the Education Department to appear before it next Friday.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called a high-level review meeting with Education minister PK Shahi, DGP PK Thakur, Principal Secretary Home Amir Subhani and his counterpart in Education department RK Mahajan in his Secretariat chamber and instructed them to ensure cheating-free examination, an official statement said.

The CM also ordered action against policemen and magistrates deployed on examination duty if found involved in abetting cheating.

Mahajan and Chairman of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh said that examination at four centres in the state was cancelled on the basis of a report on mass-scale copying there.

He said lawful action would be initiated against teachers, policemen and magistrates deployed in those centres. Sub Divisional Officer, Sadar, Saharsa Rajesh Kumar Singh said that seven home guards have been taken into custody while one managed flee.
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