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Private school manager held for urging students to ‘cheat’ in U.P. board exams

Representational image. File

Representational image. File  

A two-minute long video of Praveen Mall, manager of Harivansh Memorial Inter College, went viral on social media

A private school manager was arrested here on Thursday for allegedly giving “cheating tips” to students appearing in the U.P. Board examinations and advising them to slide in a ₹100 note along with answer sheets to get a good score, police said.

A two-minute long video of Praveen Mall, manager of Harivansh Memorial Inter College, went viral on social media in which he is seen giving the “tips” to students to get high marks in the U.P. Board of Secondary Education examinations.

The video clip was secretly filmed by one of the students and sent to the Chief Minister’s office, officials said.

“If a chit is found with you and even if you are slapped, fold your hand and be ready for one more (slap). Don’t argue and stand straight as the teacher can damage your future,” Mall is heard saying in the video.

“Don’t leave out any question. If you write questions and put a ₹100 note, the teacher will give you marks blindly. Even if you answer a four-mark question wrongly, they will give you three marks. No one sees (while checking copies),” he is heard saying.

The video is said to have been filmed in January during a farewell function in the school, police said.

Mall was arrested on Thursday after being booked under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 1998 and the Information Technology Act, they added.

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