Patna: More than 200
school students, caught cheating in the Class 10 board exam, were
expelled and nearly 100 parents, who helped them use unfair means,
were arrested in Bihar Wednesday.
"The students were expelled on charges of adopting unfair means.
Nearly 100 parents or guardians were arrested for abetment," an
official of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) said.
According to board officials, the students were caught cheating on
the first day of the exam Wednesday.
Some reports said even teachers deployed at exam centres and
policemen were seen helping students cheat.
According to the board, over 1.3 million students across Bihar
appeared for the Class 10 exams.
The BSEB, which conducts the examinations, said it has made
elaborate arrangements for peaceful and fair exams.
But there were reports of widespread cheating from Shekhpura,
Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Patna, Jehanabad and Bhagalpur.