Dibrugarh University
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A student of Assam’s Dibrugarh University has been arrested for forging the signature of Dr PK Kakoty, the controller of examinations of the university, for cancellation of all postgraduate examinations.

A false notification was issued on April 6 and 20 with the forged signature of Dr PK Kakoty.

The student has been identified as Laksha Bikash Gogoi of Tinsukia district.

Dibrugarh University authority has lodged a case (no 846/21) under sections 120(B) 419/468/471/198 at Dibrugarh police station.

Dibrugarh police arrested the student from his resident at Laipuli area of Tinsukia district on Saturday.

The police have seized the mobile phone of Laksha Bikash Gogoi.

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“The student has played with the lives of other students by forging the signature, which is a crime. It has created panic among the students amid rising cases of Covid19,” said a police officer.

Meanwhile, Dibrugarh University on Friday postponed all ongoing and upcoming examinations after 16 students of the university tested positive for Covid19.

Three hostels of the university were declared containment zones by the health department after the detection of Covid19 cases.

Dibrugarh University controller of examinations PK Kakoty in a notification on Friday stated that all postgraduate (PG) examinations (both traditional and professional) including Integrated MSc in Physics stands postponed until further notification.

Similarly, all undergraduate (UG) professional examinations including BEd, B Tech, LLB, BA LLB (H), BCom LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) stand postponed.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com