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Ghazipur/UP: Six people, including a principal and a teacher, were arrested on Thursday by the Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) in Ghazipur district for allegedly conniving cheating in the state board examinations, IANS reported citing officials account on Friday.
The arrested principal and teacher were of a government school in the Dhua Arjun area under the Saidpur police station.
The STF issued a statement and said that the arrests were made by its Varanasi unit. The arrestees were apprehended from a panchayat building adjacent to the Kedarnath Inter College in the Ghazipur district. They were involved in organized cheating during the examination, the STF statement briefed.
District Magistrate of Ghazipur Mangala Prasad told PTI the accused were charged under the National Security Act (NSA).
While the Class 12 board exam of Physics was going on, the accused supplied solved answer sheets to some students who were taking the exam. They were paid Rs 25,000 for each solved copy, STF said. Those arrested include Ravindra Rai, the principal and assistant centre manager, Ashok Kumar Patel, a teacher, and solvers Rajneesh Kumar, Shailendra Yadav, Ravi Yadav and Piyush Kumar Yadav, the statement said.
The arrested were Ravindra Rai, the principal and assistant centre manager, Ashok Kumar Patel, a teacher, and solvers Rajneesh Kumar, Shailendra Yadav, Ravi Yadav and Piyush Kumar Yadav. The principal took the picture and shared it with solvers through messaging. Solvers finished their objective and were about to submit it to Ashok Patel, the statement said.
An FIR has been lodged on the matter at the Saidpur police station by the STF.