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Bangladesh exam answers sent to students' 'watches'

Published on Oct 23, 2012 3:53 PM
 
Bangladesh police parade alleged members of hi-tech exam cheats who use watch-like mobile phones to help examinees pass university and job recruitment tests as they wear placards with their names and alleged crimes in the capital Dhaka on Oct 23, 2012. Exam cheats in Bangladesh have been caught receiving answers on mobile phones disguised as wrist watches, police said on Tuesday after busting a criminal racket in Dhaka. --PHOTO: AFP

DHAKA (AFP) - Exam cheats in Bangladesh have been caught receiving answers on mobile phones disguised as wrist watches, police said on Tuesday after busting a criminal racket in Dhaka.

Officers paraded 10 hand-cuffed masterminds behind the scheme along with several of the electronic devices that had been used in university admission exams and in job application tests.

The criminal organisers bribed teachers or education officials to get the questions shortly before the tests, and then sent the answers via text message to students inside the exam hall, police said.

"A student in a test for a top university or recruitment to a bank or government office would get answers through this hi-tech device after paying 120,000 taka (S$1,765) or more," deputy police commissioner Moshiur Rahman told AFP.

 
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