Malda (West Bengal), Mar 28: The class 12 Bengali question paper was allegedly leaked on WhatsApp hours after the exam began. Following the reports of class 12 Bengali question paper leak that came from Malda district, the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) ordered a probe into the matter. The WECHSE president, however, said that the there was no damage done since the paper leaked after the exam began.

The board has accused “some people and organisation” behind the class 12 Bengali question paper leak. Speaking at a press conference, WBCHSE president Mohua Das said that since several sets of an exam are prepared before the exam, there is “no chance of prior determination of which set of question paper will be used for the exam”.

She said, “So a person cannot circulate one question paper before the start of the examination. We feel that some students who had gone to the washroom during the examination have circulated the question paper. Some people or organisations are behind the incident and they have done it to malign the image of the Board. We will probe the mater to find out the racket, which is responsible for the incident.”

The WBCHSE president added that if the reports of class 12 paper leak turn out to be true, the board would probe if there was any negligence on their part. “First, we have to find out the exact location from where the reports have come. Today, the question paper was reportedly circulated after the start of the examination so no damage was done,” she said.

“The Board is making 100 per cent effort and will step up vigilance so that such incidents do not recur,” she further added. The exam, which began on Tuesday (March 27), will continue till April 11.