CBSE paper leak: Two teachers among three persons arrested, says police

The accused were identified as Rishabh and Rohit, teachers at a private school, and Touqeer, a tutor at a coaching centre in Bawana.

Published: 01st April 2018 10:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2018 04:39 AM   |  A+A-

coaching center owner Tauqueer (C) and two teachers Rishab (L) and Rohit (R) who were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in circulating the leaked CBSE question papers on social media groups. (Express photo | Shekhar Yadav)

coaching center owner Tauqueer (C) and two teachers Rishab (L) and Rohit (R) who were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in circulating the leaked CBSE question papers on social media groups . (Express photo | Shekhar Yadav)

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: There were at least two gangs that leaked the CBSE Class XII Economics question paper. While one did so just 40 minutes before the exam, another gang leaked it a day in advance, according the police. Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested three persons, including two teachers of a private school, for allegedly leaking the paper 40 minutes before the exam.

Besides, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development suspended CBSE staff K S Rana and initated a formal enquiry against him. Rana’s name surfaced in connection with the Economics paper leak, revealed School Education Secretary Anil Swarup. Meanwhile, the CBSE postponed Class X and XII exams scheduled for Monday in Punjab following a request from the state government in view of a bandh.

The Delhi Police has arrested three persons, including two teachers of a private school and a tutor, for leaking CBSE Class XII Economics paper. According to the police, there were two gangs that leaked the paper — one of them leaked it 40 minutes prior to the exam while the other did so a day before. The two teachers who have been arrested are Rohit and Rishabh, who teach physics and mathematics, respectively, at Mother Khajani Convent School in Mungeshpur, Delhi.

The tutor has been identified as Tauqeer, who runs a coaching centre. Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner (Crime), said the handwritten paper was leaked a day before the exam. The paper leaked 30-40 minutes before the examination was “a different module,” he said.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Development has suspended a CBSE employee, identified as KS Rana, and initiated an inquiry against him. “On the direction of the HRD Minister @PrakashJavdekar to take swift action against culprits, the Board has suspended KS Rana, the official found lax in supervising examination centre (0859) with immediate effect.

A formal inquiry has been instituted,” Union School Education Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted. However, the police has not received any crucial lead in leakage of Class X Maths paper. According to the police, the school had called the student almost an hour before the exams and circulated the paper. According to the police, accused tutor Tauqeer was on a tour of Lansdowne when he was arrested. “Accused teachers Rohit and Rishabh were arrested and he told us that the main beneficiary had left for Lansdowne for holiday after earning a good amount from the leaked paper,” a senior official said.



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