The frequent raids by flying squad of Punjab Education Board at a private school in Faridkot sparked a row between the school administration and the board officials. While the director of the school alleging harassment claimed that the squad members conducted ten raids during the three hours of the final exams for Class XII on Monday,board officials said they visited the school only five times and justified their action saying it was necessary to curb the menace of cheating.
The students lost much of the allotted time as one after another flying squads visited the school, said Jagdish Rai Sharma,director of M R S D Public School,who has shot off a letter complaining about the incident to senior officials of the board and district police. The director has also filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High court over the issue.
Some of the senior officials of the board are not on good terms with me because I had brought to light some wrong doings, he added.
Refuting the directors allegations,Gurdeep Singh,comptroller examinations,said: We received information that some copying was taking place at this school. We are supposed to ensure that such things do not happen and we did just that.