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Railway job exam disrupted as students suspect paper leak

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examination for Assistant Station Master was disrupted at one of the centres in Lucknow when candidates charged that the question paper had been leaked.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow |
June 15, 2009 4:12:06 am

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examination for Assistant Station Master was disrupted at one of the centres in Lucknow when candidates charged that the question paper had been leaked.

Angry examinees tore up answersheets,broke furniture and created a ruckus on the college campus demanding the exam be cancelled.

The exam began around 10.30 am at the Ram Krishna Convent Inter College at Jankipuram under the Madiaon police circle. Bags full of question papers were opened in different classrooms and after distributing a few papers,the open bag was taken to the next room.

On seeing the question papers in an open bag,examinees in the next room suspected the paper had been leaked and kicked up a row.

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Around noon,by the time the exam got over,the examinees demanded an explanation.

The college manager called the police and RRB officials who assured students that there no paper leak had taken place. The students,however,left only after they assured that the exam would be cancelled.

“Around 1200 students took the examination. Some students pelted stones and damaged the furniture,” college manager,J P Shukla said.

Speaking to The Indian Express,RRB Allahabad chairman PK Sanghi said,“On the basis of information collected by the centre officer and the town in-charge,I have recommended cancellation of examination of the centre. The report from senior authorities is awaited.”

Sanghi added that the report given by town in-charge mentions that some students created a ruckus at the centre.

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