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Sunny Leone's picture on hall ticket of Karnataka govt exam, probe ordered

Will file an FIR after investigating the matter: Karnataka Education Department
Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone
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PTI   |   Shivamogga (Karnataka)   |   Published 08.11.22, 08:16 PM

In a faux pas, bollywood actress Sunny Leone's image was printed on the hall ticket of a candidate, who appeared for the Karnataka Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET-2022), held on November 6.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident by the education department after the screenshot of the admit card has gone viral. The gaffe came to light at the Rudrappa College when a candidate produced her hall ticket carrying the image of the actress, following which the principal of the institution lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime police.


According to police, the goof-up would have occurred at the time of uploading the photograph while filing and submitting the application online.

The candidate said she did not fill the application online but asked others to do it on her behalf.

The education department said in a statement that candidates have to fill the application online for which a user ID and password is generated, which is exclusive to the candidate and no one else can meddle with it.

The department said it has no role in generating the examination hall ticket because it has to be done by the candidates only.

The department has no role in whatever media is reporting on this issue. Yet we have requested the police to investigate the matter and initiate action against those responsible for the incident, the Public Instruction Department said in its clarification.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Karnataka Congress social media chairperson BR Naidu on Tuesday alleged that the state education department had printed the photo of the former adult star on the hall ticket instead of the candidate's photo.

"In the teacher's recruitment hall ticket, instead of the candidate's photo, the education department had printed the photo of Blue Film actress Sunny Leone. What can we expect from the party which watched blue films inside the assembly," Naidu tweeted in Kannada along with the image of the said candidate's admit card.

Responding to Naidu's allegation, BC Nagesh's office issued a statement saying, "Candidate has to upload a photo. The system takes whatever photo they attach to the file. When we asked the candidate if she put Sunny Leone's photo on her admit card, she said her husband's friend uploaded her information."

The Karnataka Education Department said that it would file an FIR after investigating the matter.

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