Merit list scandal in C'garh, 5 arrested

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Janjgir, Chhattisgarh, Aug 26 (UNI) Police have arrested a girl student and four teachers on the charge of using fraudulent means to help a village girl to attain top position in the merit list of XIIth class examination conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education this year.

Birra village-resident Porabai, who secured top position in merit list, and four teachers were arrested on August 24 following investigation by the Board revealed her answer sheets were changed and other irregularities committed.

Porabai had secured 580 marks out of 600 marks gaining 96.85 per cent.

Janjgir Judicial Magistrate Sajeshwari Dewangan has sent all of them to police custody till August 27. Police have Champa Deputy Superintendent of Police S R Bhagat told UNI that a special team had carried out the investigation and registered cases against Porabai and eight teachers of concerned examination centre and school.

Police were searching for four other teachers. The culprits had filed an anticipatory bail plea in the district sessions court recently but was rejected. The accused then moved the High Court but the matter was under consideration.

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