The Assam Police has excavated a scam of approval higher marks in class 10 and 12 state board examinations on behalf of money and two persons were arrested from Kamrup district in this connection, a senior officer said on Sunday.
The two arrested persons are Major top HS School Principal Akash Ali and data entry operator Prashanta Das.
Assam police also hold up four others, including a school inspector and coordinator of the state board, for their alleged involvement in the cash-for-marks.
The police also hold up Kamrup districts Inspector of Schools Madhab Deka, Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) coordinator Pulpahi Nath, Goroimari Anchalik Girls High School headmaster Habibur Rahman, and Sibeswar Kalita, a staffer of Deka’s office for their so-called involvement in the racket.
Roy stated that “We are interrogating all the six people to get more information. Once we find concrete evidence of involvement of the four detained, we will take action accordingly,”
Under Several sections of the Indian Penal Code, a case has been registered at Changsari Police station.
Roy added the Kamrup District Police got information about a “marks scam” a few days back and was investigating it.
According to senior officials, a team of around 100 police seized several documents, including answer sheets, a laptop, mobile handsets, and unaccounted cash.
“Police detained all the six people and brought them to the SP’s office for interrogation, which continued till late last night. The racket used to award higher marks to candidates of matric and higher secondary (Class 12) exams in lieu of money,” an Assam Police source told PTI.
Assam police also recovered a huge amount of documents from the two schools located at Chhaygaon of Kamrup District.