Man gets jail for cheating in CBSE examination 15 years ago

New Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI): Cheating in Class X examination 15 years ago has caught up with a man, now a father of three, who has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Kumar sentenced Asif to three years' imprisonment for offence of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery for having a juvenile impersonate him and appear in Social Science paper in 1998.

The court also convicted Asif's co-accused who was caught writing his test and was declared to be a juvenile at the time of offence. His case was forwarded to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and he was directed to appear before it on November 19.

Asif's plea for release on probation on the ground that he has to look after his father, wife, three children and that he was facing trial for last 15 years was also declined by the court.

The court, in its order yesterday, said reduction of sentence on ground of long pending trial is not justifiable. It, however, released him on bail till December 6.

Asif's co-accused was also held guilty on the same counts but the court did not pronounce a sentence against him.

Under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, proceedings pending against a juvenile in any court as the Act came into force shall continue. If found guilty, the court shall record its findings but not pronounce the sentence and instead forward the juvenile to the JJB for appropriate orders.

The prosecution case was that Asif and the co-convict entered into a conspiracy and on March 25, 1998 the juvenile impersonated himself as Asif and appeared in Social Science examination for class X conducted by CBSE at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Kailash Nagar.

Invigilator and vice-principal of the school also deposed in the court that on checking the roll numbers of the candidates during the examination, it was found that the picture affixed on the hall ticket was not of Asif as it did not match with other documents.

The court noted that the opinion of handwriting experts proved that the answer sheet of social science was written by the juvenile convict and not Asif.


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  • Ramakrishna. K. , Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    Every year in Karnataka CET for Medical Seats, open Cheating has been going of since last 12 years, but no one is caught. See the efficiency level of our Karnataka Police & CID . And in Delhi a boy was caught for cheating in SSLC and punished, even though belatedly.

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  • Thomas Pascal Andrade, Valencia / Toronto

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    The juvenile who was one of the rapists in Nirbaya rape case in Delhi, got only three-year punishment. Nirbaya was not only raped but was brutally killed by the rapists. This man who cheated on his exam 15 years ago when he was a juvenile, got the same punishment. Though I don’t advise children to cheat in their exams, I would like to ask the judge who pronounced this judgment, if cheating in exams is worse than rape and murder? Does cheating in exams deserve such punishment? If this is the case, what should be the punishment for those ministers who loot the country in billions?

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    The man who cheated in CBSE examination 15 years ago now caught and imprisoned for three years deserves this punishment and a eye opener for those who cheat in the exams. Really well done the department. All the best.Thanq.

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore/UK

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    15 years ago, he was only 15 years old not an adult. Hence must have done this mistake without knowing about the serious consequences. The said punishment anyway doesn't justify the seriousness of his offense. Since the offense was committed while he was a child, the punishment is too harsh.

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    Shame on our Judiciary System.

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  • Kris, Manglore

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    But how come they catch him after he is married they had to catch him years back.!!!

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  • Rosario Fernandes, Kallianpur

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    The courts have ample time for such
    silly case. Cases like Adarsh, 2g,
    Coal gate, CWG, Copter, Train are
    being dragged for decades.
    This is all because of our corrupt
    PM. He is encouraging scams.

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  • James, Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    The Court should also revoke his 10th STD pass certificate which makes him a 9th Pass Looser.

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