Srinagar: Allegations of paper leak in the recently held Naib Tehsildar examinations made on social media by a candidate have been found to be fake, police said Tuesday.
The Services Selection Board (SSB), which conducted the examination on Sunday, wrote to police to investigate the matter after a video went viral on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in which a candidate, Mubashir Teli, who appeared in the exams, claimed that he was approached by two guys outside his examination center in Baramulla offering him the question paper of the exams against three lakh rupees.
“I have written to the SSP Baramulla and asked him to investigate the matter. The SSP will submit a report in two days time,” Chairperson SSB Simrandeep Singh said.
The candidate in the video claimed that after he reached his examination center at Baramulla Public School, two boys approached him and offered him the question paper for Rs 3 lacs.
The candidate claimed that he told them that he would not be able to pay Rs 3 lacs and would rather pay them Rs 50,000. The two boys agreed, readily.
SSP Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain told Kashmir Reader that Mubashir was called to Police Station Kreeri and asked to submit any proof he had to substantiate his claim “which he failed to do”.
During investigation, his claim was found baseless, he said.
“The assertion that some unknown people had approached him with question paper was found to be untrue,” the SSP said.
The SSP said that Mubashir confessed to having committed a mistake to attract attention for publicity.
The police later lodged an FIR against Mubashir for rumour mongering and defamation under 27/2018 in Police Station Kreeri.