‘Dog ‘ in Admit Card, Arrest Order Against Student


Kolkata: In a bizarre twist of the events, instead of initiating any action, technical education and training department on Monday, ordered the arrest of Soumyadip Mahato, whose photo in the ITI entrance admit card was replaced by that of a dog.

On the other hand, technical education and training minister Ujjwal Biswas has termed the incident as a ploy to malign the images of Trinamool government.

Soumyadip Mahato (18) downloaded the admit card for the ITI entrance exam from the official website to find the dog’s photo on it with his address and other details on Saturday.

Mahato, who passed higher secondary examination this year, soon contacted the nodal officer for conducting the examinations in the area and was assured of assistance. Later in the evening the dog’s photo was removed from his admit card.

Mahato was issued a new admit card for the Common Entrance Test (CET) under West Bengal State Council for Vocational Training.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, the nodal officer said. On the other hand the ITI exam on Sunday was cancelled since the question papers of the exam was leaked at some places of the state on Saturday night. Nearly One lakh thirty three thousand candidates had applied for the examination.