A court in Agartala on November 23 sent deputy secretary of Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE), Bikramjit Debbarma to four days police remand for his alleged involvement in result scam of Madhyamik exam in 2014.

Debbarma was detained two days ago by the crime branch officials of Tripura police based on the FIR lodged in connection with abnormal distribution of marks to a group of students who appeared in board exam as external candidate from the centre run by an NGO.

According to report, in 2014 as many as 36 students had appeared Madhyamik exam from a centre in Simna in northern part of Mohanpur sub-division in West Tripura. When result was announced it appeared that the candidates secured 70-80 per cent marks, which triggered suspicion in TBSE. “The preliminary investigation shows those students never score pass mark in previous exams but in final all of them secured 70-80 per cent. During inspection of answer scripts it was found that except the cover page, all the inside pages were in different colour and it was felt that after the exam the answer scripts were exchanged from the custody of board, which was under the control of accused officer Debbarma,” said a senior official of TBSE.

The case was referred to crime investigation department of police but was pending for almost four years. After new president of the board joined, he started persuading the case with police and investigation was resumed. The investigating team seized all the answer scripts and confirmed the difference of colour and quality of the pages from the government press and finally Bikramjit Debbarma was detained.

The court sent him to police custody and directed him to produce on November 26 next.

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