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Madhyamik: Mobile phones seized from six students; CCTV cameras damaged in exam venue

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

hyamik passed off peacefully on Tuesday barring a few stray incidents where mobile phones were seized from six students and examination of three students among them, was cancelled.

Two students from an examination centre in Malda and another student hailing from a Northa 24 Parganas school had entered the exam venue with mobile phones.

After the exam began, invigilators realised that these students of KBS High school were copying using their mobile phones. Rajib Shah external candidate was caught by the invigilators entering the washroom of the exam venue with mobile phone at around 1:30 and soon after his paper was cancelled.

There were three other external candidates who had entered the venue with mobile phones and their phones were confiscated but they were allowed to appear for their examination as these gadgets were noticed before the exam began.

The president of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education( WBBSE), Kalyanmoy Ganguly when contacted said, “ Despite repeated warnings, these students were caught with mobile phones inside the venue. We have referred their cases to the RA committee and decision will be taken accordingly.”

The board had issued strict instructions that candidates are not to carry mobile phones inside the venue. Moreover, teachers and invigilators have also been barred from entering the exam hall with mobile phones.

Meanwhile, reports of damaging CCTV cameras in a school which is also a designated Madhyamik venue in Uluberia surfaced.

The board president said a police report has been filed while the Madhyamik exam in that centre went off smoothly on Tuesday.

Reports of outsiders supplying answers to examinees surfaced on Tuesday in North 24 parganas and other districts but the board president rubbished such incidents.