Class X exams cancelled after ''paper leakage'' in J

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Jammu, Mar 15 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) cancelled a Science paper of the class X examination this morning after it was ''leaked out'' by some miscreants last night, official sources said.

''The 28-mark Biology paper was 'leaked' and sold by some miscreants to the students last night after paying hefty amount in the city area,'' sources told UNI, adding the JKBOSE authorities, on receiving information about the leakage of the paper, announced the cancellation this morning.

''We have cancelled the paper on receiving information of its leakage. While no charges against any person have been proved yet, it is the board authorities who have to decide on lodging a complaint with the police regarding the incident,'' Director, J&K School Board Education, A K Raina told UNI.

However, Chairman of the J&K School Board Examination N A Ganai said that a complaint had been lodged with the police and an enquiry committee had also been set up to scrutinise the matter.

''There were allegations in the complaint that the paper has been 'leaked'. We have received the copies that were being sold and it would be tallied with the original paper by the enquiry committee to find out the reality,'' Mr Ganai told UNI.

He added that the committee comprised of Joint Secretary of Examination V K Gupta, Joint Secretary of Administration Mr Kandhari and Joint Secretary of Academics S S Slathia.

''The date for today's paper has been re-scheduled after its cancellation and now it would be held on March 29,'' the Chairman said.

However, police had picked up some miscreants, who were allegedly involved in selling the question papers to the students last night, sources added.

Earlier in the morning, hundreds of students from different schools, appearing for the examination, took out a mass procession that started from the Governor's House and reached the School Board Education office after the cancellation of the paper.

Around 50,000 students were appearing in 580 centres in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir for the class X Board examinations, which started on March 11.

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