In the ongoing investigations into the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam question paper leaks for Class 12 Economic and Class 10 Maths, the Delhi Police on Sunday arrested 2 teachers and a coaching centre owner. The teachers, Rishab and Rohit, would break the sealed packet of papers an hour before the fixed time of examination and would WhatsApp it to Tauqeer, the police said. Tauqeer used to sell the papers to students and then share the amount among the three.
CBSE paper leak: Students holding protest against the CBSE paper leak. Two of the arrested are teachers and the other runs a coaching centre.
CBSE student gets question paper of 2016: Sparking another controversy, a 10th class student got a question paper of year-2016 in a CBSE Exam held here on March 28.
The development came after the police received a reply from Google which identified the e-mail address from where the CBSE chairperson was sent a mail, an official privy to the probe said.
"He spread it among his students", Delhi Special Commissioner (Crime) R.P. Upadhyay said.
Earlier, Delhi Police questioned over 60 people in connection with the CBSE leak case, including the administrators of over 10 WhatsApp groups on which the leaked question papers were shared, as the investigators sought to trace the origin of the leak.
He had contacted the person through YouTube who was leaking the paper and informed the CBSE about the paper leak on March 17 but no action was taken.
Around 53 students and seven teachers have been questioned so far.
Congress-backed students' body NSUI on Saturday staged a protest outside the ITO office of ABVP alleging that office-bearers of RSS-affiliated students' organisation were "caught leaking" CBSE exam papers in Jharkhand.
In Jharkhand's Chatra district, 12 people, including Class 10 and 11 students, have been questioned for allegedly accessing the leaked question papers, the police said. The police had also interacted with the CBSE Controller of Examination to understand the process of conducting exams.
Anil Swarup, Secretary School Education in Union HRD Ministry, said the decision to conduct fresh exams won't affect the date of publication of the results, which usually happens in May end.