Section 144 imposed around exam centres in central, north Kashmir

 Srinagar : To curb the menace of copying and other unfair means during various examinations, the authorities have imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in and around examination centres in central and north Kashmir. An official spokesperson here today said that following the written tests scheduled on May 28 and May 29, 2016 to be conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board, District Magistrate Srinagar has decided to impose Section 144 of CrPC within the radius of 200 meters around all examination centres in the district on the examinations days. “The order shall be in force till the examinations are over,” he said. He said that to ensure smooth examinations of Class 10 and Class 12 bi-annual session with effect from May 28, 2016 to June 06, 2016, restrictions have also been imposed by District Magistrates, Bandipora, Baramulla and Budgam in and around all examination centres in their respective districts. This step has been taken to curb the menace of copying, unfair means and upholding the sanctity of the examination. Any congregation of five or more people and copying material around these centres have been banned. This order shall be remain in force till examinations are over in the district. However, the order shall not apply to security force and police deployed for the purpose of maintaining law and order in nominated examination centres. The Spokesman said that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today convened a meeting to review the necessary arrangement in various districts of Kashmir province for smooth conduct of Higher Secondary Examination . The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, and all DCs of Kashmir division through video conferencing, besides Director School Education, Chairman J&K Board and other concerned officers also attended the meet. The meeting was informed that as many as 557 centres for Secondary School (10th class) examination have been set up for 76243 candidates and 256 centres for Higher Secondary School (12thclass) examination for 46046 candidates. On the occasion, Dr Samoon stressed for appointment of examination observers for each examination centre, deployment of regular and adequate police contingent around examination centres and imposition of section 144 of CrPC around examination centres during examination days fixed by the JKBOSE. He also directed for relaying urgent messages for transmission through communication wing of Police Control Room on telephone no 100 besides inspection of examination centres by district administration.

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