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61 arrested for mass cheating in Class 12 board exams in UP

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Aligarh: A gang of 61 people were arrested by Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday for writing answers sheets on behalf of class 12 students in state’s Tebtu village.

The students were present in examination hall with their answer sheets but 61 people were found solving their papers in a nearby residence, said a senior police official.

Mass cheating in Uttar Pradesh has been reported during board exams for years.

To prevent mass-scale cheating this year, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath government has set up a framework.

To ensure a free and fair examination, the state government has also installed CCTV cameras for strict vigilance in the examination centres.

A total of 66,37,018 students were registered to appear in this year’s UP board exams.

Out Of 66,37,018, 36,55,691 students were to appear for the class 10th examinations, while 29,81,327 students were to appear for the class 12th board examination.

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