CHANDIGARH: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII Economics paper leak scam has now connections in Himachal Pradesh, as the Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police has arrested three alleged accused from Una in the hill state.
Sources said that a teacher Rakesh of DAV School in Una who was also the centre superintendent, a clerk Amit and peon Ashok were arrested by the crime branch team. The SIT found out that the Economics paper was leaked in handwritten format two days prior to the exam held on March 26.
"Finally on the basis of crucial clues and leads the arrests were made from Himachal Pradesh," said Special Commissioner of Delhi Police RP Upadhyaya.
The three accused were brought to Delhil from Una and after questioning they were arrested. The SIT has interrogated over seventy people, including 'WhatsApp' admins, school teachers, ground staff, students and others in connection with the leak. It traced the transmission of the leak, including its point of origin
and who all were the beneficiaries, said sources.
The officers investigating the paper leak had sought the deleted chats and contexts shared by the group members and the Whatsapp admins amongst each others via an email to the Whatsapp Headquarters in California in US, the team was able to revive the deleted conversation that cracked the case.
The academic office of the board unit at Rouse Avenue in Delhi on March 26 had received some sheets of handwritten answers of economics paper in a blank envelope before the exam commenced.