Kolkata, Mar 29 (PTI) West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said circulation of some images on WhatsApp cannot be described as examination question paper leak unless it is proved. Also Read - National Education Policy 2020: West Bengal Won’t Implement it For Time Being | Here’s Why

Asked about allegations of question paper leak in Higher Secondary examinations conducted by the state board, Chatterjee said, “No such leak has been proved. Circulation of some images on WhatsApp cannot be described as leak.” The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education was there to inquire into such allegations and taking action if and when required, he told reporters. Also Read - WBCHSE West Bengal HS 12th Result 2020 to be Out Tomorrow: Check Your Score on wbresults.nic.in, wbchse.nic.in

The Bengali question paper of Higher Secondary Examinations was allegedly circulated on WhatsApp at an examination centre in Malda district, one hour after the examination started on March 27. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown News: Total Shutdown Extended in Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Cooch Behar, Raiganj, Siliguri Till July 19 | Details Here

There had also been allegations that the seal of question paper packet was broken before the scheduled time in just-concluded Class 10 Board examinations.

On this, Chatterjee said, “The West Bengal Board (of Secondary Education) is already looking into the charges. We are waiting for the probe to be completed.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.