CBSE paper leak: Three held, 'lax' board official suspended

Monday, 02 April 2018, 04:36 Hrs
cmt right
Comment Right
cmt right
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email

Two teachers of a private Delhi school and a tutor at a private institute were arrested on Sunday over the CBSE Class 12 economics question paper leak even as one CBSE official found "lax" in the performance of duty was suspended from service.

Two accused Rishabh, 29, and Rohit, 26, taught mathematics and physics respectively at Mother Khazani Convent School at Bawana. The third accused is Tauqeer.

Human Resource Development Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup announced the suspension of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) official K.S. Rana and the institution of a formal inquiry against him. 

"On HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar's direction for swift action against culprits, the CBSE has suspended K.S. Rana, who was found lax in supervising examination centre 0859 with immediate effect. A formal inquiry has been instituted," Swarup said in a series of tweets. 

"Consequent to the arrest of two teachers of Mother Khajani Convent School, Mungeshpur, Delhi, and coaching institute head Tauquir by Delhi Police, for colluding to leak the Class 12 economics paper and a probe carried out by the CBSE, a board personnel K.S. Rana was found lax in supervision," he wrote.

Special Commissioner (Crime) R.P. Upadhyay told reporters here that the three accused arrested on Sunday morning had been sent in two-day police remand by a city court.

"Though question papers were supposed to be opened 15 minutes prior to the start of exams at 10 a.m., the Class 12 economics paper was opened around half an hour or 40 minutes before the commencement time. Its contents were shared on WhatsApp with a few students who later passed it on to others," he said.

"The question paper was then forwarded to 26-year-old Tauqeer, a tutor at a coaching centre in Bawana, by his friend Rohit following instructions from Rishabh," Upadhyay said.

The police officer said a handwritten paper leaked a day before the examination was a "different case", which is under investigation. 

"As many as 915 students accessed the picture of the question paper received by various groups on WhatsApp," the police officer said.

The CBSE has said that the Class 12 economics paper exam would now be held again on April 25. 

Read more news:

Is there a need for Single Unified Engineering Entrance Exam?

Which VPNs Should You Trust In 2018?

Source: IANS
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..