CBSE paper leak: Delhi Police special team begins probe, 25 people questioned

New Delhi, March 29: After Central Board of Secondary Education, confirmed the paper leak and announced a re-test of Class 10th Mathematics and Class 12th Economics examination, the Delhi Police started the probe into the CBSE paper leak. 

Addressing media, Special CP RP Upadhyay said two cases have been registered and a special investigation team (SIT) has been formed for the probe into the matter.

So far  25 people have been questioned. However, no arrest has been made and the paper was leaked a day before the examination.

“We are trying to trace the trail of the paper leak. One private tutor was named by CBSE in their complaint, he has been interrogated”, he added.

Delhi police started the investigation following the CBSE complaint.

In the FIR, Board names a tutor and two schools as parties involved in the racket.

The board in its complaint to Delhi Police said it received a fax on March 23 naming a person from Rajinder Nagar behind CBSE paper leak. This person runs a coaching institute.

“On March 26, the CBSE Academic Unit at Rouse Avenue received an “unaddressed envelope” containing four sheets of handwritten answers of the economics paper around 6 pm, indicating that the question paper had been leaked and circulated on WhatsApp groups”, the Board stated.

Following the complaint, Delhi Police constituted Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Wednesday.

With CBSE’s decision on Wednesday to re-conduct examination for two papers of Class X and XI, more than 28 lakh students have been affected.

Addressing media, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said Some parts of the paper were leaked on WhatsApp & we’ve made Police complaint regarding it. The investigation is underway and strict action will be taken. We have also decided to tighten security for the time when papers are being distributed”.


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