Four persons, allegedly preparing answers to help the students, were caught by Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) Secretary Ramasankar Naik at Pragathi Junior College, Suryapet, during a surprise inspection.

The four persons were caught in a hostel attached to the college and were reportedly writing answers for the Mathematics paper for their students in the nearby colleges. The Additional Chief Superintendent and other staff members of that centre involved in the malpractice were removed from examination duty, according to a press release. The BIE release said that disciplinary action would be initiated against the college management and other staff members of the college involved.

30 malpractice cases

About 30 cases of malpractice were reported from other parts of the state on Thursday. The release said that 36,993 students remained absent out of the 6.3 lakh registered students.

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