Watsapp used for cheating in SSC exam, students caught

November 5, 2014

Three students were caught using the social networking application Whatsapp during an examination for the clerk posts conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. The incident took place on Sunday at the Government Girls Inter College in Bareilly. The students were using the application to get the answers. The answers of all four sets of question papers are said to be circulated using this application by the admission mafia on a multimedia phone that has been seized by police now. This phone belonged to Naveen Kumar, one of the three accused students who were caught by the flying squad, headed by the in-charge of examination centre. An FIR has been filed against the three accuses under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Around 20,900 students had appeared in the examination and about 7000 students remained absent. The examination was being conducted at 27 centres in Bareilly district. The multimedia phone along with cheating slips had been retrieved from the possessions of the accused. The source that had leaked the answers has not been caught as yet. The case is now being handled by the crime branch, which is investigating the case. At the other centers also, many students were found using unfair means during the examination.

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