CBSE paperleak: ABVP leader is one of the main culprits, alleges Congress


New Delhi, March 31, 2018:

In a new development, the Jharkhand police today arrested three people while nine others have been detained in the CBSE paper leak case. Those arrested are said to be part of a coaching institute called Study Vision.

"Three people have been arrested under provisions of IPC. Nine who are underage have been detained under Juvenile Act. The probe by our SIT is still underway," Superintendent of Police, Chatra, Jharkhand said.

It may mentioned that the Delhi Police has registered two cases in connection with the leaks. The first case relating to the leak of the economics paper was lodged on March 27, 2018, and the other pertaining to the mathematics paper was lodged on March 28, following a complaint by the regional director of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

ANI reported that according to Delhi Police, e-mail address details have been received from Google and that the person who sent the mail has been identified and inquiry is on. A total of 53 students and 7 teachers have been questioned so far.

It was reported on Friday that the police had questioned over sixty people in connection with the leak, including the administrators of over ten WhatsApp groups on which the leaked question papers were shared.

All those questioned, including tutors and students, have revealed that they got the papers from someone else. There is nothing to indicate that money was charged for sharing these papers, PTI had quoted an official privy to the probe as saying.

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Meanwhile, the Congress has claimed that Satish Pandey, ABVP district coordinator is "one of the main culprits in the CBSE paper leak. "If the only duty of ABVP is to play with student's lives as we have seen it in a couple of instances, the government must consider shutting it down," it tweeted.

Similarly, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has expressed concerns over the alleged involvement of Satish Pandey, ABVP district coordinator and hoped that action will be taken against the culprit.

On the other hand, the CBSE has informed the police that they had received five complaints informing them that the two papers were leaked. In the complaint pertaining to the mathematics paper, the board has said that a day before the exam, an e-mail was received on the CBSE chairperson's official ID informing about the leak. In the email, the sender had stated that the mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp and that it should be cancelled.

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The mail also contained twelve images of the handwritten mathematics paper allegedly leaked on WhatsApp, according to the complaint. In its complaint to the police, the board had said that they received a complaint by fax on March 23 from an "unknown source" that a man running a coaching institute in Rajendra Nagar was involved in leaking the economics paper. The complaint also named two schools in Rajendra Nagar for their involvement in the alleged leak.

With inputs from Zee News

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