Six arrested in Saurashtra University exam paper leak

Exam declared void, rescheduled for January 3, the law school involved has been removed from the list

Following complaints from Aam Aadmi Party workers that the questionnaire for the Economics Semester III exam on December 23 for B.Com. Students from the University of Saurashtra had leaked, the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Nitin Pethani, declared the exam void.

“After we received complaints and obtained evidence that the newspaper had been leaked, we approached the police with a complaint. Prima facie the investigation revealed that the document had started circulating on WhatsApp groups an hour before the exam, ”Professor Pethani told the media in Rajkot.

Around 18,000 students had appeared for the leaked Economics article in 80 centers. The exam will be retaken on January 3.

Six people – the director of the Law School Sardar Patel, his secretary, a laborer and three students – have been arrested for their alleged participation in the leaking of the questionnaire. The police action against the university director led the university to delist the Sardar Patel Law School as a university examination center. The university has also started the process to de-recognize the university’s affiliation to the varsity team.

“Three students who have been arrested will not be allowed to take any exams at the university, while principal Dilawar Kureshi’s educational qualifications will also be de-recognized,” said a statement released by the university.

University authorities have said that Surya Offset, the printer being investigated by the police for the alleged leak of recent government secretary recruiting examinations, had also printed the University of Saurashtra economics questionnaires, but added that they still it had not been determined. if the paper had leaked at the press.

The episode has once again raised questions about alleged irregularities and bad exam practices in Gujarat.

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