The students used their pocket money to buy the question papers from the accused.
Mumbai: Students involved in the question paper leaks of the board examinations used modern-day technology to access question papers due to which their parents were clueless about this activity. Even after clear warnings by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) banning students from carrying mobile phones, many continued to bring them to the school premises.
The Amboli police, with whom the paper leak of History and Political Science case was reported, stated that the students used their pocket money to buy the question papers from the accused, Feroz Khan. Khan sold the papers to student for Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500.
“Most parents are unsure about what is happening with their children, how they are using or misusing their money and how they are using technology through their mobile phones, computers and Internet,” said an MSBSHSE official. “Even before the exams began, we had given the students, parents, schools and colleges notice about restricting the use of mobile phones while and before the exams at the premises. However, due to lack of accountability of the parents, children continued carrying them, leading to such copy cases,” he added.
Adarsh Nair, the parent of SSC student, said, “As parents we ought to keep a check on our children especially during the examinations while they are surrounded with modern-day technology. We had clearly been instructed by the schools to check if our students are carrying mobile phones or any answer material while going to the examinations. More than schools and the board, I feel it’s the parents’ responsibility towards the children.”