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GTU student data stolen, varsity files plaint

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The GTU registrar on Friday afternoon filed a complaint of cyber data theft with the Cyber Cell of Ahmedabad Police.

It said the photographs and ID proof of students appearing for the online Pre-Trial exams of GTU had been stolen.

  

The fraudsters uploaded the data on www. gtu-exam.github.io/pre-check-trial-students/.

As per a complaint filed by GTU registrar Kanjibhai Kher, the university had organised the exams for final year Diploma, Under Graduate and Post Graduate students of the university. 

The exams were delayed because of COVID-19.

What happened

A private company was hired for conducting the exams. 

Several students could not log in their credentials and appear for the first part of the exam taken on July 28. 

In all, close to 1900 students had informed that they would be appearing for the exams. 

But only 1275 had appeared for the same.

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The next day, GTU officials got to know through social media that someone had stolen and uploaded the picture and data of GTU students on the website www.gtu-exam.github.io/pre-check-trial-students/.

When asked for an explanation, the private agency tasked with carrying out the test said the data of students who appeared for the Pre-Trial exams had been stolen.

Plaint against showroom

Navrangpura police registered a complaint against the manager of a showroom for keeping it open past the curfew deadline. 

Interestingly, though the cops have registered a complaint against the manager, they have not booked the owner of the showroom. 

It begs the question would an employee keep a showroom running way past the deadline without the consent of the owners?

The complaint was filed against Shashank Modi, who works as a manager with Vijay Sales Showroom in Ashram Road. 

On Friday night, the police found the showroom still functioning way past the deadline at 10.45 pm.  

On questioning, Modi could not explain why the showroom was still functioning. 

Cops registered a case against him.  

Navrangpura police inspector PB Desai said that the owner of the showroom will also be booked if he is found guilty during the probe.

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