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

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

Ronald Pratt
April 8, 2018

In the latest development in the CBSE Paper leak, three, including a teacher, clerk and support staff, have been arrested from Himachal Pradesh over the leak of XII class Economics paper, which was leaked in handwritten form.

On 23rd of March, Rakesh along with a school clerk, named Amit Kumar and the school peon Ashok Kumar went to Union Bank of India and collected the question papers of Computer Science and Information Practices.

The next day Rakesh Kumar clicked pictures of the handwritten question paper and sent it to a relative whose son was to appear for the exam, police said, adding that on the day of the Economics exam, he resealed the bundle and kept it back with the others.

CBSE's class 12th Economics exam and class 10th Maths exam were earlier cancelled after it emerged that the question papers were leaked. The CBSE has reportedly said that it will not be conducting the re-exams.

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"While he took computer science paper bundle to Jawahar Navodaya, he handed over the economics paper bundle to his colleagues - Amit and Ashok", the officer said. We are trying to find out how many question papers Rakesh Kumar and his associates had leaked so far. The SIT has interrogated over seventy people, including "WhatsApp" admins, school teachers, ground staff, students and others in connection with the leak.

He also added that numerous students have already prepared for their competitive examination like NEET and other engineering entrance exams which is going to held in the month of April.

"Finally on the basis of crucial clues and leads, the arrests were made from Himachal Pradesh", Upadhyaya said. The investigators had sought the deleted chats and contexts shared by the group members and the WhatsApp admins amongst each other.

The unfortunate incident of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) paper leak, investigations are underway. The police were able to revive the deleted conversation with help from the WhatsApp headquarters in California. The three accused arrested were identified as Rishabh and Rohit, teachers at a private school, and Tauqeer, a tutor at a coaching centre in Bawana.