New Delhi: At a time when students are appearing for their board exams in riot-hit Northeast Delhi, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday said it has written to Delhi Police to take strong action against people who are involved in circulating fake news about CBSE exam paper leaks on social media platforms. Also Read - Centres in Northeast Delhi Record 98.33% Attendance For Class XII Board Exam: CBSE

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Issuing a statement, the CBSE stated that it has asked the Delhi Police to take action against people who are creating panic among students and the general public about the CBSE paper leaks. Also Read - Provide List of Students Who Won't be Able to Appear in Exams From Tomorrow: CBSE to Schools

Earlier in the day, the CBSE said that over 97 per cent attendance was recorded in the Class 10 board exam held in the violence-affected northeast Delhi on Tuesday. The class 10 students appeared for the Science exam on Wednesday.

“The class 10 science exam was conducted successfully today by the CBSE. It is encouraging to note that 97.8 per cent students appeared from 95 centres in northeast parts of Delhi,” the CBSE stated.

Talking about the attendance on Tuesday, the CBSE said that over 98:33 per cent attendance was recorded in the class 12 board exam held in northeast Delhi on Tuesday. The class 12 students appeared for History exam, while no paper was scheduled for class 10.

“The History exam scheduled for today went off peacefully across India, foreign centres and Delhi, including northeast areas. The centres in northeast Delhi recorded 98.33 per cent attendance today. The absentees included mostly private candidates,” the CBSE stated.

Prior to this, the CBSE had on Sunday stated that any further delay in the exam may hamper chances of students in securing admission to professional courses like medical and engineering.

However, the schools are closed in northeast Delhi till March 7 in the wake of the deadly violence that claimed over 47 lives and injured 200 people.