A Chartered Accountant in Kolkata was ‘delegating’ the copy-checking task of CA exams to one of his employer, Pabitra Roy, who is not an authorised perosn to check.
According to the poilce, they received information from an anonymous source that Pabitra Roy has some unauthorized answer sheets of CA Exams to check.
After geeting such information, Police raided Pabitra Roy’s residence where they found around 240 answer sheets of CA exams.
While investigation with Pabitra Roy, he told to the police that he got the answer sheets from Surojit Dutta who is an authorized checker of the CA exams answer sheets.
He also told the police that earlier also many times Dutta gave the answer sheets to him for correction.
Police has inquired from Dutta where he admitted that he is a certified examiner of ICAI. He receives answer sheets of all the exams for checking.
However, Police has suo moto filed a case and arrested Pabitra and Dutta and confiscated around 300 copies.
Police has informed ICAI and ICAI officer Atis Basu , who is the Joint Secretary in-charge of overall supervision and signing of all letters and certificates.
ICAI Press Release – clarification
On 26th July, ICAI has issues a press release that a case of an illegal possession of examination books being checked by an unauthorised person has recently been reported at Kolkata involving around 500 copies
Further clarified that “ICAI examination system is totally robust and this instance is an aberration.
The system runs through codified numbers and it is not possible to ascertain the identity of examinee or examination centre by any examiner or anyone else”
The Institute has already initiated steps to proceed against an “unauthorized examiner” who was in illegal possession of the answer books as well as against offernder examiner.