Imphal: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) detained three persons including one teacher for circulating question papers of ongoing Class XII examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur at Kamakhya Pemton (KP) College, Hiyangthang, Imphal West on Tuesday.
The three persons are identified as one Mutum Phibou, Buyamayum Sahish Khan from Oinam Sawombung, Imphal West and Yumkhaibam Amar who is a teacher of ‘Quest Family Girls’ hostel, Bengoon, Imphal West.
Secretary general of DESAM, Mayengbam Somorjit Luwang told reporters here that some complaints from guardians were received at DESAM that question papers of ongoing Class XII examination are circulating at social media (Whatsapp). A team of DESAM started monitoring the surroundings of KP College, Hiyangthang. During the activity Phibou and Sahish were detained by the team from the surroundings of KP college examination centre, he added.
During examination cheating materials for examination were detected from their scooter. When the team examined the mobile phone of the two persons question paper for English paper were found in their mobile phone WhatsApp history messages. “The question paper was found circulated at 9.01 am where the examination of Class XII is to be commenced from 10 am,” Somorjit said.
The said question paper was found circulated by Amar in a WhatsApp group “QUEST Family Girls’ 21-22”. In the message history answer for the respective question were also found circulated in the same social media group by Amar at 9.51 am of the same day, he added.
On the MIL paper of the same examination one Washima Shah circulated the question paper at 9.14 am and same question was also uploaded by Amar at 9.35 am. The answers of the respective question were also found uploaded by Amar at 10.35 am, Somorjit said.
For Physics similar question paper and answers were also found circulated on the same social media group ahead of the commencement of the examination, he added.
He said the circulated answers were also found submitted to the students in the examination hall by the supporters who were outside the examination hall.
He said with the present scenario there is a suspicion of question leakage. If the authority concerned fails to take necessary steps then it is meaningless for conducting examination.
The three persons along with the belongings will be handed over to police, he added.