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Bihar matric paper leak: Social science first sitting exam cancelled, 3 arrested

  • As per the board, altogether 8.46 lakh college students appeared within the first sitting exam. The re-examination for the paper will probably be held on March 8.

By Megha, Hindustan Times, Patna

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:13 AM IST

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has cancelled the matriculation social science examination held within the first sitting on Friday following a paper leak within the Jamui district.

As per the board, altogether 8.46 lakh college students appeared within the first sitting exam. The re-examination for the paper will probably be held on March 8.

The BSEB issued an announcement on late Friday night stating that within the preliminary investigation it was discovered that the question paper was leaked by WhatsApp by a contractual workers of the Jhajha department of the State Bank of India (SBI).

“Three persons, including Vikas Kumar and two other SBI staff of Jhajha branch were arrested. During the investigation, it was found that Kumar had sent the question paper through WhatsApp to one of his relatives, who appeared in the exam”, learn the assertion.

The board additionally requested the Jamui district Justice of the Peace and SP to probe the matter. After their joint probe and report submitted to the board, BSEB ordered to lodge an FIR towards them. Jamui police arrested all three accused on Friday night.

BSEB chairman Anand Kishor, mentioned, “Detailed investigation is being done by the police in the matter. Strict legal actions following legal procedures will be taken against any government official or individual found guilty in the paper leak matter.”

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