Two professors arrested amid irregularities in Punjab


Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann ordered the suspension and arrest of two professors Monday in connection with the alleged irregularities in the state teacher eligibility test. The action came amid allegations that several answers in one of the papers for the state teacher eligibility test were marked in bold.
Many candidates who appeared for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) claimed that several answers to multiple-choice questions in the social studies section were highlighted in bold. In the wake of the allegations, Congress and the BJP blamed the AAP for the alleged lapse and sought from it a high-level probe into the matter. Hardeep Singh, a professor in the department of computer science, and Ravinder Singh Sawhney, a professor in the department of electronics technology, in GNDU, were suspended with immediate effect, said an official statement here. Mann has also directed the police to immediately arrest the “perpetrators” of the PSTET exam irregularities. This is a heinous crime that is unwarranted and undesirable, due to which he directed police to take stringent action against the culprits.
Earlier in the day, Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said accountability would be fixed in the matter.