Tura, Jan 31: The question papers of the Meghalaya Teachers’ Eligibility Test (MTET) allegedly leaked prior to the conduct of the exams on Thursday and became viral on social media.
The shocking revelation came about after an advocate filed an FIR on the matter at the Tura Police Station today. Incidentally some concerned people even reported that 100% of the leaked questions were a part of the leaked question paper.
The FIR filed at the Tura PS was filed by advocate Sofi Kamrul Hassan (a lawyer at the Meghalaya High Court) who alleged that the papers had been leaked prior to the exam though social media platforms.
“The exam papers were leaked by some unscrupulous people well prior to the time of the exam that began at 9:30 AM. The leak will affect the chances of honest candidates that will appear for the exams while also being a criminal offence,” said Hassan in the FIR.
Immediately after the FIR, the superintendent of police, West Garo Hills, Dr MGR Kumar said, “The matter is very serious and will be acted as such. We have already roped in a cyber expert on the matter and should be able to get down to the bottom of this soon,” said Dr Kumar when contacted on the matter.
Interestingly, information of the paper leak came through even as early as 1:30 AM after photos of the exam sheets were posted on social media. However the same deleted immediately for fear of being caught in the limelight. Some even pointed to the questions that matched with the original sheet (picture attached).
On a more serious note though, allegations have come through that some teachers, who were in the tainted list under the ‘Education Scam’ may have also applied and undertaken the exam, a fact that can only be unraveled through an RTI.
Meanwhile, an NGO based in the Phulbari area has sought a complete investigation into the leak and for the arrest of those responsible for it.
“We got information and it matched what we got by 100%. We want serious attention of the authorities on the matter as well as reexamination for the subject that has been leaked,” said Ishraful Haque, the president of Anti Corruption and Human Development Organization.