Ranjit Mahanti

AROUND 300 persons have been arrested in the anti-cheating operations across the Bihar state, media reports. Bihar (Vaishali) had gained notoriety for mass scale use of unfair means in matriculation examination.

On Saturday, Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Gupteshwar Pandey told media that 150 persons, including parents and relatives, have been arrested from different exam centres in Vaishali alone. The rest of the arrests have been made from Araria (45), Madhubani and elsewhere.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s order for ensuring cheating-free matriculation examination had its impact with the police arresting nearly 300 persons.

Visuals of parents climbing three to four storied building to provide chits to their wards were from this district. Examination was cancelled in two centres in Mahnar in Vaishali district yesterday and in two other centres at Saharsa and Nawada.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has admitted that reports of rampant use of unfair means in the ongoing matriculation examination has sullied the image of the Bihar.

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