New Delhi, Mar 31: At least three people have been arrested under the relevant section of IPC in connection with the CBSE class 10 Maths, class 12 Economics paper leak, said Superintendent of Police Chatra, Jharkhand. The police have also detained nine under the Juvenile Act. The Chatra police had earlier detained six students for questioning on suspicion of being a part of the CBSE paper leak case.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced that class 12 Economics paper would be conducted on April 25. The board announced that re-examination date of class 10 Maths exam was yet to be decided but would be announced within a fortnight. (Also Read: CBSE Class 12 Economics Re-exam on April 25, Class 10 Maths Exam Likely in July Only in Delhi, Haryana)
“Regarding Class 10 re-examination, as the leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi and Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July,” Education Secretary Anil Swarup said. (Also Read: Prime Suspect Vicky Detained For CBSE Question Paper Leak)
On being asked why the students should suffer for the CBSE paper leak, he said, “Our immediate concern is of the children who have suffered and this decision is in that context. We will nail the person who did this.”
Clearing the air over the class 10 Maths re-test, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that of the 16 lakh CBSE board exam students, 14 lakh will not have to reappear for the class 10 Maths re-exam. He added that the investigation is still going on and a decision on the re-exam will be taken if the investigation points to a large-scale leak.
“As far as Delhi and Haryana, where (the) police investigation is on, retest for Class 10 Maths will be conducted only if investigation points to large-scale leak. There should be no confusion,” Javadekar wrote in one of the Twitter posts on CBSE re-examination confusion.
“Class-X students from J&K, Uttarakhand,Himachal,Punjab, Chandigarh,Rajasthan,UP, Bihar, WB, North-eastern states, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra, Telangana, Karnataka, TN, Puduchery, Andaman, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP and Chhattisgarh, will not give Maths re-test,” the minister wrote in the final tweet.