6 held for paper leak

6 held for paper leak


Along with the officials, eight others were also arrested by the Gangavati police. The Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department conducted the test on Sunday for appointment of Panchayati Raj development officers.

A total of 330 candidates were supposed to take the test at Gangavati Junior College, and 330 objective type question papers were given to the centre. However, one question paper was reportedly missing even before the commencement of the test. Exam centre chief, K H Angadi, maintained that only 329 question papers were present when the bundle was delivered at the centre.

Meanwhile, in Gulbarga, candidates boycotted the test and staged a protest after they found that some candidates were not only allowed to enter the exam halls much ahead of the scheduled time but also given question papers.


Protest in Gulbarga over exam paper leak

Candidates boycott examination for Panchayat Development Officer post

Candidates at an exam centre in Gulbarga boycotted the exam  conducted by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department and staged a protest alleging that the question papers were leaked an hour before the exam.

While the exams were scheduled to begin at 10 am, candidates were allowed to enter the hall only at 9.45 am instead of 9 am, at the exam centre in Lukman Degree College.
By then, not only had the bundle of question papers been opened, some of the candidates had also removed the seal of the question paper and were answering the questions, they alleged.

When the candidates did not get any valid explanation from the heads at the centre, they decided to boycott the exam. While some candidates snatched the OMR answer sheets and tore them apart, some carried the answer sheets outside the hall. Deputy Commissioner Satya Murthy, Chief Executive Officer Anbukumar and SP Yallappa tried to pacify the candidates but without any success. The candidates also demanded for a re-exam.

Similar incidents were also reported in National College, MOHS and other centres, and candidates protested at these centres too.

14 arrested in Gangavati

A total of 330 candidates were supposed to write the exam from the Gangavati Junior College and 330 objective type question papers were given to the centre. However, it is alleged that one question paper was missing even before the exams began.

When the head of the exam centre, K H Angadi, was questioned about the missing paper, he maintained that only 329 question papers were present when the bundle was delivered at the centre.

He also added that the bundle was open when it was delivered. Superintendent of Police Eshwarchandra Vidyasagar arrived at the exam centre and questioned the accused.

Among the arrested are: two lecturers from Belgaum, Sanjiv and Rajashekar; Revenue Inspector from Devadurga, Anjaneya Javalageri; Assistant Commissioner (Training) from Dharwad, Balaswamy; granite industrialist, Vittal Chauhan; computer experts Srikanth Jadhava, Hanumanthappa Sali and Anand. A police inquiry is in progress.

Balaswamy, one among the arrested, was originally from the police department and had worked in various parts of the State as sub-inspector.  He resigned from his post, obtained additional qualifications and was appointed as the additional commissioner.

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