Three arrested from Himachal Pradesh for leaking CBSE Class XII Economics paper

  • Three arrested from Himachal Pradesh for leaking CBSE Class XII Economics paper

Three arrested from Himachal Pradesh for leaking CBSE Class XII Economics paper

The Delhi police arrested a teacher and two other staff members of a school in Himachal Pradesh late on Friday for allegedly leaking the CBSE Class 12 Economics paper three days before the exam date (March 26).

Police were tracking the three persons - the teacher, a clerk and a support staff - and finally nabbed them from Himachal. He was also the centre superintendent of Jawahar Navodaya Public School in Una. According to TOI, the CBSE will be conducting a rigorous analysis of answer sheets that would help them figure out the papers where the leaks took place.

On March 23, Rakesh along with Ashok collected bundles of question papers for the Computer Science examination, scheduled for that day, from the Union Bank in Una. For paucity of time to authenticate the leak, the exam was allowed to continue but once it was found that the paper was leaked, the Board has cancelled it and ordered a re-test. We are trying to ascertain how many question papers Rakesh Kumar and his associates had leaked so far. "At 3.00 pm, Amit made a small incision in the bundle and took out one economics paper, photographed it and Whatsapped it to Rakesh", the officer further said. Later the three accused deleted the WhatsApp messages and destroyed the hand-written copy to hide digital footprints. "At least 30-40 students got it but a lot of trail is yet to be covered", said Upadhayay. He also helped his relative.

The SIT found out that the Economics paper was leaked in handwritten format two days prior to the exam held on March 26, a Delhi Police official said. "We are also examining the CCTV footage of the bank and questioning of the bank employees is underway", he added.

Swarup defended the chief of CBSE, Anita Karwal, who has been facing flak ever since the question paper leaks were reported. As the matter was very sensitive, the police transferred the case to crime branch, which registered an FIR under IPC in Shakarpur police station.