Delhi: 5 school teachers booked for accepting bribe to allow cheating in Class 12 exam

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Five school teachers of a Model Town based Senior Secondary School were on Tuesday booked by Delhi’s Anti Corruption Branch for accepting bribe to allow cheating in Class 12 exam.

An ACB official said that five teachers of Model Town based Senior Secondary School were caught red-handed while accepting bribe to allow Class 12 students to cheat during their final exams.

“The ACB sleuths conducted a raid followed a complaint on the anti-corruption helpline 1031 that some teachers of the Government Sarvodya Bal Vidyalaya, Rana Pratap Bagh in Model Town were allowing and encouraging students of Classes 11 & 12 to cheat in their final exams of the Open School after accepting bribes,” the official said.

He said that the callers on the helpline were advised to lay a trap for such teachers and time was fixed with them for a raid by the ACB during the Class 12 Chemistry final exam on Tuesday.

“The ACB trap laid with the help of decoy customers resulted in teachers accepting bribes at varying rates between Rs 20,000 and above from each student.” he said.

He added that the search carried out by the ACB resulted in recovery of chits from pockets of teachers containing written answers of questions asked in the exam, which were to be provided to students depending on bribes to be paid by them per question.

The ACB has so far arrested one teacher and questioning was on with the other four as per the latest information.