Teacher, 2 others held over CBSE paper leak

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The three arrested by Delhi police Saturday from Himachal Pradesh in connection with CBSE Class 12 Economics paper leak

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.

A Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police has found that the economics paper was leaked in handwritten format two days prior to the exam held on March 26, a Delhi Police official said.

On March 30, the CBSE announced that it would re-conduct the class XII Economics exam throughout the country on April 25. "Similar attempts were made in the past to disrupt smooth conduct of CBSE exams", HRD's School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said.

They were brought to New Delhi after being questioned, an officer told PTI. "The bundle had five sheets of the economics paper", a police source said. The two then sat inside a auto, made a small incision in the bundle to take out the economics paper, photographed it and sent a WhatsApp to Rakesh.

Rakesh, in turn, called one of his student of 12th Class who used to take tuition from him, who reduced it in her handwriting and thereafter Rakesh uploaded this handwritten Question paper of Economics in his mobile. The political science paper purported to have been leaked is fake. The SIT has interrogated over seventy people, including "WhatsApp" admins, school teachers, ground staff, students and others in connection with the leak.

Reports suggest that the arrested trio was part of DAV school in Himachal Pradesh. The superintendent was also involved in the conspiracy, officials added.

The investigators had sought the deleted chats and contexts shared by the group members and the WhatsAapp admins among each other. All the deleted conversation was revived to help crack the case, he said. Delhi Police formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of its Crime Branch to investigate the leak of papers. 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.

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