J-K: Student impersonates brother during class 10th examination

Two brothers were booked for alleged impersonation in JK Class 10 exams. A formal complaint has been registered against the brothers.

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JKBOSE Class 10 exam. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons)JKBOSE Class 10 exam. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons)

Press Trust of India | March 26, 2023 | 03:38 PM IST

JAMMU: Two brothers were booked for allegedly cheating and impersonation during a class 10th examination in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said on Sunday.

As per officials, the incident took place at examination centre 185029 in Government Higher Secondary School Palnaghar in the Thanamandi subdivision. On close examination, officials said, the boy sitting in the examination was found to be different from the actual candidate.

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Tehsildar Thanamandi, Sayeed Sahil Ali said the boy at the examination centre is reportedly the brother of the actual candidate. Police in Thanamandi police station has registered a formal case on the complaint of examination staff and have started legal proceedings into the matter. An FIR under sections 419 and 420 IPC has been registered in police station Thanamandi.

"A formal complaint has been registered by examination duty staff before police and a report has been submitted before higher authorities." said officials. Sub Divisional Police Officer Thanamandi, DySP Imtiaz Ahmed said two persons, including the actual candidate, have been booked in the case.

"The candidate who was found sitting in the centre is a juvenile. Legal proceedings as per concerned juvenile laws have been taken up and further investigation is going on." said SDPO.

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