Published: 05th March 2020
Karnataka PUC 2 paper leak: Two students debarred for snapping Physics paper and sharing on Whatsapp
On Wednesday, around 6,80,498 candidates appeared for PUC 2 board examinations out of which 5,61,530 are fresh candidates and the remaining are repeaters
After the Physics question paper of PUC 2 students in Karnataka went viral on Whatsapp on Wednesday, two students who were involved in this act were arrested and debarred from writing other exams. According to the Directorate Department of Pre-University Education (DDPUE) officials, Murughendra R Hiremath (19) who was attending his exam at Sri Shanteshwar PU Women's College in Vijayapura showed the question papers to his friend Bhagappa Sagar through the window. It is suspected that Bhagappa has clicked pictures on his mobile and circulated them on Whatsapp.
YS Patil, Deputy Commissioner, Vijayapura district who provided the details about this incident, said, "Sagar has climbed the back wall of the college and came near the exam hall just to click these pictures. We informed the centre, as well as DDPUE about this and the students, were debarred. There is no security guard on the backside wall of the compound. Hence, they used this opportunity and did so. Now, the security has been beefed up at this centre and special instructions have been given to keep an eye on the entry of the outsiders in the exam centres."
Apart from this, eight other students were debarred from the same centre for involving in malpractice and other reasons.
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Police detain 14 SSLC students
Yesterday, the North division police in Bengaluru has detained 14 SSLC students in Bangarpete for leaking the Mathematics and English SSLC preparatory question papers. On February 18, The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) had said that Mathematics and English question papers of SSLC preparatory exams were leaked through the Helo app. According to the officials, these students study in different private schools.
A special team was formed to track down the people involved in this act. They gathered the details of the students and phone numbers on which these questions papers were downloaded through Helo and Whatsapp. Two students namely, Rakesh and Prashanth were interrogated in connection with the same incident. The information provided by them led police to detain 14 other students. It was confirmed that all 14 were involved in this act. They have been booked under the Juvenile Justice Act and will be handed over to the state home.