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CBSE Paper Leak 2018: ‘Class 10 Maths, Class 12 Economics Paper Were Leaked by Delhi-based Tutor’

The CBSE said it received a complaint by fax on March 23 naming a person from Rajinder Nagar behind the paper leak.

Updated: March 29, 2018 10:21 AM IST

By Education Desk | Edited by Aadil Ikram Zaki Iqbal

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New Delhi, March 29: Following a complaint by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Delhi Police registered two separate cases and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the CBSE paper leak. In its complaint to the Delhi Police, the CBSE alleged that a Delhi-based tutor leaked the question paper of Maths of class 10 and Economics of class 12.

The CBSE said it received a complaint by fax on March 23 naming a person from Rajinder Nagar behind the paper leak. The complaint received by the CBSE also said two schools for their alleged involvement in the CBSE paper leak. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police is questioning at least 25 people, most of whom were students. Cops have managed to access the leaked handwritten question papers. A probe is underway to track the person who leaked the CBSE question papers on WhatsApp.

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In order to arrest the culprits at the earliest, the Delhi Police has divided the SIT into two teams, each led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)-level officer. Also, four Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACPs) and five inspectors have been selected. CBSE officials may also be questioned and the location of the question papers will be checked too. The chief spokesperson of the department, Dependra Pathak said that the investigation was a broad one and doesn’t seem to be limited to Delhi alone.

Dates for the re-examination of the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers would be posted on the CBSE website within a week, said the circular issued by the CBSE on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened in the matter and asked HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to take strict action against the perpetrators. The government is conducting an internal inquiry as well and assured the students that a new “fool-proof” system would be in place from Monday for CBSE board exams.

Parents and students in unison dubbed the CBSE “incompetent” and criticized it for “playing with the future of the students” by re-conducting the maths and economics exams for Class 10 and Class 12, respectively. “We all are very affected by the news. Why could the CBSE not keep the question paper safe? It speaks a lot about its incompetency,” Tishita Chopra, mother of a Class X student of Shiv Nadar School, told IANS.

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