A magistrate court on Tuesday granted post-arrest bail to seven examiners and 63 students of Diploma of Associated Engineering (DAE) arrested on Monday for attempting to retake an exam they had solved in the morning. Magistrate Chaudhry Ismail Tasleem directed the students and the teachers to submit surety bonds worth Rs10,000 each for their offences.
Earlier, Waris Khan Police produced the students and teachers in the magistrate’s court to be sent to Adiala jail on a 14-day judicial remand. The court, however, ordered their release on bail.
Talking to The Express Tribune, some of the students said that they spent sleepless night in the police station given the hot and humid conditions. They said they repented their actions that lead to their arrest.
The students of Rawalpindi Polytechnical Institute were arrested from Shimla Elementary School in Aria Mohalla, where they were found solving Computer Information Technology paper for third year examination of DAE, under supervision of a deputy superintendent and invigilators. The test was originally conducted earlier in the morning by Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore at Government Hashmat Ali Higher Secondary School for Boys.
Police arrested deputy superintendent Raja Abid Yaqoob, Arian Mohalla School’s Headmaster Abadur Rehman, Hashmat Ali School’s Superintendent Khwaja Naveed, along with four invigilators.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2011.
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