Missing BCom answer papers found in auto

College attendants left bundles back in vehicle en route to BU

Two bundles of answer scripts of the BCom fourth semester examination, pertaining to ASC Degree College which were forgotten in an auto on Monday, were handed over to police on Tuesday.

Two attendants of the college had left the bundles in an autorickshaw en route to Bangalore University. The Halasuru Gate police collected the two bundles from Umashankar, the driver of auto, on Tuesday noon.

According to the police, Umashankar went to the ASC College to hand over the bundles. However, he was advised to approach the police. The police checked the bundles and each bundle had 30 answer scripts, which were intact.

“ I was cleaning my autorickshaw on Tuesday and found the two bundles in the luggage space behind the passenger seat. I read the slip on a bundle and realised that the two staffers of the college had forgotten to collect them. The address of the college address was written on the bundles and I directly went there and met the principal,” Umashankar said.

Meanwhile, K N Ninge Gowda, Registrar (Evaluation), Bangalore University (to which the college is affiliated) said that the papers were found on Tuesday and have been kept in police custody. “The university will be getting these copies tomorrow. However, we will not be evaluating these copies at present as it was not in our custody for 48 hours. There is no evidence that no malpractice has happened during these hours,” said Gowda.

He said that the issue would be placed before the Syndicate and a committee would be constituted to find out how and why the papers went missing.

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