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Judicial probe sought

Judicial probe sought

Star Online Report

Protesters form a sit-in against the recent allegations of question paper leak in public examinations at the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital on May 30. Photo: Courtesy

 
Protesters form a sit-in against the recent allegations of question paper leak in public examinations at the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital on May 30. Photo: Courtesy

A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking an order upon the government to form a judicial commission headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court to probe the recent allegations of question paper leak in public examinations.

The writ submitted by SC lawyer Eunus Ali Akond also sought directives on the government to formulate a law titled "Question Paper Leakage Control Act, 2014" with a provision of life sentence for the leakage of question papers.

In the petition, advocate Akond said education life of the students is being hampered due to the question paper leakage.

But there is no specific law for ensuring punishment to those responsible for the offence, the lawyer said in the petition.

Along with the writ petition, the petitioner annexed a report published on The Daily Star on June 7 over the question paper leakage.

Advocate Akond told The Daily Star that the court may hear the petition on Sunday.

The move came following widespread allegations raised over the leakage of question papers of different subjects in the recently held Secondary School Certificate and the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate examinations.

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