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26 ISC scripts go missing

The answer scripts of 26 ISC examinees of a school in Liluah, Howrah, have gone missing. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations has not received the scripts a month after the exam.

Students whose scripts are missing may have to take a re-test.

The council has informed authorities of Agrasain Balika Vidyalaya that it was yet to receive 26 answer scripts of the Bengali second language paper. The examination was held in the second week of March.

Each school is supposed to send the scripts by post to the council’s office in Delhi immediately after the exam ends.

“We have told the school that the scripts of 26 of their Class XII students have not reached us,” said a member of the council. He added that the school authorities had claimed to have sent all the scripts on time.

After the answer scripts reach the council, they are sent to evaluation centres.

“We are trying to locate the answer scripts. If we do not get them, the students will have to sit for a re-test on April 27,” the council member said.

In 2010, four ICSE examinees from different Calcutta schools were forced to write their math paper afresh a day before the declaration of the results because the board could not locate their answer scripts.

Bike thief: A Bangladeshi man was arrested in Muchipara on Thursday afternoon for his alleged involvement in a bike theft. Mollah, who was previously arrested from Deganga in North 24-Parganas, has several criminal cases against him, said police. He was booked under the Foreigners Act.

Fake cartridges: Calcutta police’s enforcement branch arrested Shyamal Das from BBD Bag on Thursday for allegedly possessing printer cartridges bearing fake labels of reputable companies.