The Higher Education department seems to have made up its mind that private Plus-Two Science colleges are solely behind the question paper leakage. On Sunday, it directed the police to raid the premises of the residential colleges and find clues.
Interestingly, the Crime Branch has been assigned the probe into the question paper leak and is currently finding it hard to get off to a start.
The department on Sunday issued two sets of letters - one to the police in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur and Rourkela and the other to the police in rest of the districts.
In the first letter, the department categorically said “some +2 Science residential colleges are alleged to have been involved in question paper leaks in physics and chemistry.”
Since maximum number of Plus-Two Science residential colleges are situated in these four cities, police have been asked to conduct surprise raids and detect any suspicious activities and take stringent action.
The second letter was for all the SPs of the rest of the police districts in which the department clearly stated that some Plus-Two Science residential colleges are involved and asked the police to conduct raids and bring to fore any suspect elements or activities.