New Delhi, March 29: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the culprits involved in the CBSE class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics paper leak won’t be spared. Calling the CBSE papers leak an ‘unfortunate’ incident, Javadekar said as a parent he also understood the problems faced by students because of the re-examination. Also Read - Journalist Spying Case: Chinese, Nepalese Nationals Caught Trying To Get Info On Defence Secrets, Says Delhi Police
“This is a very unfortunate development, I understand the pain the parents and students have to go through. Whoever is involved in the paper leak will not be spared, police will soon arrest the culprits,” the HRD minister said. “I also could not sleep, I am also a parent,” he added. Also Read - Delhi Police's Special Cell Probing Cyber Attack on NIC, MEITY
Javadekar said that paper leak was a huge blot on the CBSE Board, which is considered one of the best boards in maintaining discreet information, and hence a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been set up by the Delhi Police to investigate. He assured that the turnaround time for arresting the culprits would be as quick as it was in the SSC paper leak case. He added that strict measures were being taken by the government to ensure the culprits who breached CBSE’s foolproof system could not to do so in future.
The union minister also requested media houses not to sensationalise the CBSE papers leak. He said both an internal and an external inquiry was being conducted at a fast pace. He urged the students and the parents to remain calm and said the board would take appropriate decisions which would be in the best interest of the students.