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To bring the increasing incidents of cheating in Board exams to a halt, a new WhatsApp number has been released by authorities to register cheating related complaints.

Now, if you spot any cheating case in ongoing UP Board Examination you can register your complaint on the WhatsApp number released by authorities.

This is a major step towards keeping a strict check over the incidents of cheating in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Board Examinations.

The WhatsApp number that has been released is 9454457241. The authorities took this step hours after an English paper was postponed and the administrators blacklisted two centres in Mathura.

District Inspector of Schools, I P Singh Solanki, said action has also been taken against invigilators in these centres and their principals have been asked to submit a report on the action taken against the teachers there.

“Since mass copying was detected during the English paper of Class 10 in Vachvan Behari Inter college and Sardar Patel Inter college in the district, the examination held in these centres has been cancelled,” Solanki said.

So far 61 students were caught cheating in various examinations, he said, adding that 8 centre superintendents and 12 teachers found “incapable” of controlling cheating have been replaced.

The official said 16 centres have been debarred while an FIR against 7 has been registered.

Earlier, in an incident class 10 students were caught on camera cheating in during Mathematics exam in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh last week.