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Attempt to Use Bluetooth Device for Copying in Inter Exams Foiled

Published: 17th March 2016 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2016 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Two youngsters, one of them a student,  were arrested by the SR Nagar police here on Wednesday for indulging in copying using hi-tech gadgets in the Intermediate examinations at Royal Junior College in SR Nagar on March 12.

The arrested are Shaik Aijaz (19), a student and resident of Nav Bharath Nagar in Madhapur, and Mohd Samiyullah (19), a  resident of Borabanda.

According to Kappa Shankar Reddy, a junior lecturer at Government Junior college at Marredpally in Secunderabad and chief superintendent at Royal Junior college in SR Nagar for Intermediate final examinations (Centre No.22114), during Intermediate first-year (Economics) examination on March 12, he and another official J Vijay Kumar were frisking the students at the college main entrance gate before allowing them into the exam centre. One student, Shaik Aijaj, was found to be carrying some hi-tech copying electronic gadget. He was caught and taken to the SR Nagar police station and a complaint was lodged with the police.

Police registered cases under Section 8 of AP Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair Means) Act, 1997.

During interrogation, Aijaz revealed that he had failed in some subjects in the past and confessed that he carried the copying gadget to cheat the examiners in the supplementary examinations. They bought the electronic gadget in Jan 2016 online at www.shopclues.com. As per the plan, his friend Samiullah was to send answers from outside to the questions on the Nokia mobile phone and he would hear the answers with help of Bluetooth.

Deputy commissioner of police A Venkateswar Rao said that incoming calls can be answered automatically on this device.

It contains a Bluetooth device, a microphone and a mini-wireless spy earphone.

“While Shaik Aijaz would sit in the examination hall, Sami was to call on his phone that is answered automatically and reads out questions. If the question  appears in paper, Aijaz will give a coughing signal and Sami would dictate the answer,” the DCP explained.

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