Police searching for mastermind, many meritorious students involved in racket
The ‘Pass Racket’, a gang of getting the students passed in the board examinations busted by Jaripatka police is huge and a number of meritorious students along with board employees and teachers are involved in it, the police said on Wednesday. This has posed a serious challenge before the police, who have set up a special team, which is looking for the mastermind of the racket.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone V; Harssh Poddar said during the questioning, the accused named one Zuber, who is a retired school teacher. Though the mastermind is still at large, Poddar assured that he would be arrested soon. Once the mastermind is arrested entire information would come to the fore, he said.
According to Poddar, the accused had two methods of getting their work done. As per the first method, the accused would approach parents of the failure students and assure them of getting their wards passed with good numbers. In lieu of this they would get Rs 10,000, Poddar informed.
After finalising the deal, they would look for meritorious students, who would be ready to work for them. They would then download the original candidate’s hall ticket and make a duplicate affixing another student’s photograph on it, who would appear for the examination in place of the original one. Once, the fake candidate would come out of the examination centre, he would be paid Rs 2,000, Poddar informed.
According to the second method, the gang members would find out the students who could not perform well in the examination. They would assure the students of getting them passed in lieu of money. After finalisation of the deal, they would make a meritorious students write correct answers on the sheets that would be with them.
The gang would then find out the examiner’s address, contact him and fix a deal here too. They would then remove the bar code and hologram smartly from the original answer sheets and affix it on the ones solved by meritorious students. The examiners would give marks on the same. This clearly indicates that the racket was very professional and police suspect involvement of some board employees too in the racket.
Poddar said, the board officials have been informed about the incident. The police will first investigate the matter and then if required will question the board employees and officials, he said. He also showed one of the answer sheets recovered from the accused persons.
Senior Police Inspector of Jaripatka police station Parag Pote was also present at the press conference. The accused persons with faces covered with masks were also presented before the media.