CBSE paper leaks: Kingpin identified

The Hush Post: In its complaint to the Delhi Police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has named a Rajinder Nagar coaching institute head as a possible source of the Class 12 Economics paper leak.

The person has been named as per a complaint received by the Board on March 23. The same complaint was also sent to a police inspector via whatsapp on March 23 itself.

On the very same day, the CBSE academic unit received an unaddressed envelope containing hand written answer sheets of the Economics paper held that very morning. These papers indicated that the question papers were leaked via four different whatsapp numbers.

While the Delhi Police is making raids to nab the accused, a group of students are also being suspected to have assisted in the leak of the question papers with the help of some insider.

The complaint sent by an unknown source on March 23 has also talked of two schools as being party to the leak. In the letter to the Delhi Police, the CBSE stated that the complaint copy was forwarded to the regional office of CBSE on March 24 and to Inspector Sushil Yadav on his Whatsapp.

In addition to the Coaching Centre, a printing press is also being investigated by the Delhi Police for its alleged involvement. As per reports, this organised gang working on leaking of question papers used to touch base with students outside of Delhi and used to charge Rs 10,000 to RS 15,000 per question paper.

More than 2.8 million students have been affected due to the decision of the CBSE to reconduct Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Maths paper.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his displeasure to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar . He has also asked for strict action to be taken against the culprits.

According to CBSE’s official release, ‘’the fresh dates for the reconduct of the two exams shall be announced before the end of the week, after taking into consideration the dates of other professional exams and logistics.’’

A Special Investigation Team has been set up to probe Class 12 Economics paper, CBSE class 10 Mathematics paper leak by the Delhi Police. “The SIT is headed by Joint Commissioner Alok Kumar. It will also have DCP and ACP rank officers conducting the probe,’’ Special Commissioner of Police R P Upadhyay said. The SIT was formed after the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) registered two cases with the Crime Branch.

Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) R P Upadhyay and Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar also held a meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik in the evening to discuss the future course of investigation.

Prior to this, question paper leaks had taken place in 2011. At that point in time, three people Krishnan Raju principal of government senior secondary school at Lapati, Rashid an executive engineer of the Andamans PWD, and Vijayan a forest ranger, were arrested on charges of leaking the question papers of the CBSE Class 12 exams. They had allegedly leaked science and mathematics papers of Class XII.

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