Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

CBSE paper leak: Three including a teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh

CBSE paper leak: Three including a teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh

Earlier, Delhi crime branch arrested two private school school teachers and a coaching centre tutor from Bawana area in connection with the paper leak.

The Crime Branch will also question a female relative of Rakesh in Chandigarh, whom he had allegedly sent the hand-written question paper through WhatsApp. Police have found that Kumar got the economics paper solved by the girl on March 23 and then clicked its photograph and sent it to his sister-in-law in Chandigarh. We are trying to ascertain how many question papers Rakesh Kumar and his associates had leaked so far. The Class XII Economics paper was leaked in the handwritten form through WhatsApp, a day before the examination on March 26. Shashi letter reads, 'I would request you to kindly consider a similar exemption of Class 12 students from the re-examination of the Economics paper on compassionate grounds'.

Rakesh Kumar later deleted the pictures of the question paper in a bid to remove proof of his involvement, the police officer said.

Two other women, who were sent the paper by the relative, will also be questioned, he added.

Till now total of six arrests have been made regarding this case. The special investigation team (SIT) is looking at the role of the three women, the girl who used to take tuitions from Kumar and the manager of Union Bank of India in Una, joint CP (crime) Alok Kumar said.

"Investigation so far has revealed that the hand-written copy was available on 40 WhatsApp groups". In the backdrop of the paper leak, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has constituted a seven-member committee to scrutinise the board's examination process. The police were able to revive the deleted conversation with help from the WhatsApp headquarters in California.

In 2014 too, the physics paper of Class 12 was leaked and was published by a news website in the North East but CBSE found its reach not wide enough to order a re-test. The decision to let the 10th students go without a re-exam was taken after a thorough examination of their answer sheets which didn't appear affected by the leak.

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