Re-exam to be conducted for Hindi paper says Kageri

Speaking to PTI from Sirsi, he said "I am waiting for the report by senior official of examination section who is conducting an inquiry and we will take the decision soon on the date of re-examination and announce the names of schools where the re-examination will be conducted in Mysore district".

About 4,000 answer scripts were destroyed in an accidental fire suspected to have have been caused by a short-circuit yesterday.

According to Director of Secondary Education Examination Board D.Venakteshaiah, who is conducting the enquiry, sixteen bundles of answer scripts out of 242 were destroyed in the fire. "The number of papers lost could be around 3,500 to 4,000", he said.

Superintendent of Police Shimoga, Raman Gupta said "on the face of it is total negligence of custodian. The custodian knowing well that there was paper and cloth bundles inside the room should not have attempted to allowed welding of wire mesh for the classroom windows, which caused the short circuit".

He said a criminal case had been booked on the basis of general complaint lodged by Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) Shimoga, on the incident. A detailed report of the investigation will be sent to government to initiate action against those responsible for the mishap.

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