New Delhi, Mar 30: At least six students were detained by Chatra police in Jharkhand for questioning on suspicion of being a part of the CBSE paper leak case. The students have been detained in Chatra’s Sadar Police Station area. The Crime Branch has sought a reply from Google about the email, containing images of handwritten questions papers, which was sent to CBSE chairperson.
The Delhi Police have questioned over 30 people in connection with the CBSE class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics paper leak cases. The students include some school students who had received the leaked question papers on WhatsApp and some Delhi University (DU) students who had passed on the leaked questions to the class 10 and 12 students. (Also Read: Question Papers Sold For Rs 16,000 a Night Before Exam, Claim Students)
A police official told DNA that the DU college students claimed they passed on the leaked questions, that they had received through WhatsApp, just to help their juniors. Sources claimed that a few students, who were said to be weak in studies, contacted an insider who had access to the question papers. Role of the printing press is also being probed. (Also Read: CBSE Chief Anita Karwal Speaks Out, Says Re-examination Decision in Favour of Students)
Fice Delhi-based coaching centre tutors are also being questioned over the CBSE paper leak. The role of the tutors emerged after the CBSE alleged that it received a fax from an unknown number, stating that a coaching centre from Rajinder Nagar has leaked the paper. On March 24, CBSE sent the fax to the Delhi Regional Office. On the same day, the Regional Office gave a complaint to the Crime Branch about the paper having been leaked on WhatsApp.
Acting upon the complaint, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up to investigate the CBSE paper leak of class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics question papers. On Thursday, March 29, raids were conducted at Rohini, Rajinder Nagar and Dwarka. One coaching centre tutor, identified as Vicky, was detained for questioning in connection with the case. The Delhi Police also grilled CBSE Controller of Exams in the CBSE paper leak case.
Meanwhile, school students have been protesting outside the CBSE office against the re-examination of the class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics paper. While speaking to News18, one of the students said that they would attack the CBSE building of the re-examination dates are announced. Claiming that all the CBSE board papers were leaked, the students have demanded a re-examination of all the subjects and just the two of them.
In wake of the reports of CBSE paper leak, the board on Wednesday announced that it would reconduct the class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics paper. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to announce the dates of the re-examination of class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics paper on Monday, April 2, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.