The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) lodged a police complaint against a BJP leader for using a forged document to show that the board was circulating wrong maps of India, a senior board official said on Friday.
State Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raju Mukherjee had on Thursday accused the board of supplying the country’s geographical maps, that exclude Arunachal Pradesh and Pakistan-administered Kashmir from Indian territory, to the state-run schools.
Claiming that WBBSE never supplied such a question paper, its chairman Kalyanmoy Ganguly said the map shown by the BJP leaders and other with the board’s watermark was forged to defame the board and the state government.
Police said a case has been registered under the charges of forgery, providing false information and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace under the Indian Penal Code against the accused.
The maps were allegedly used in the test examinations conducted by the schools ahead of Class 10 board examination and bore the WBBSE watermark.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee came out in defence of the board, saying the board only makes question papers for the final board exam. He said the board can’t be held responsible for the school’s internal examinations as it has no role in it.