CBSE paper-leak: Two teachers, one coaching-center owner arrested in Delhi
As the probe in the CBSE paper leak extended to Jharkhand and Bihar, police arrested three persons in Delhi today. The teachers, Rishabh and Rohit, allegedly clicked photos of the Class-12 economics paper and forwarded them to Tauqeer, who runs a coaching center in Bawana, an hour before the exam started. "Tauqeer then circulated the papers through WhatsApp," said Special Police Commissioner RP Upadhyay.
What were the arrested teachers involved in?
The arrested men were part of a module that leaked the papers in printed format. Other modules circulated handwritten and typed formats on WhatsApp. Some leaked them the day before. But police are yet to nab the people behind the other rackets. Officials have refused to comment on which schools the arrested teachers work at. They are now being interrogated to find more details.
Over 60 people questioned so far, involvement of thousands feared
The Special Investigating Team (SIT) in Delhi has questioned over 60 people, including students, teachers and tutors, in the last four days. What started with an email to the CBSE chairperson has now snowballed into a nationwide investigation, with chain of links running into thousands of people. Considering the extensive probe, the SIT has been enlarged. It now has two DCPs and six ACPs.
In Jharkhand, teachers, coaching center owners and students detained
Meanwhile, police in Jharkhand have arrested the mathematics teacher of a private coaching institute in Chatral; apparently, he provided the leaked paper to students as well as solutions to the questions. He and the coaching institute's owners then sold them for Rs. 500 to Rs. 5,000. Police have also detained at least nine students and produced them before the Juvenile Justice Board.
CBSE announces re-test, but most students angry
In view of the leaks, the CBSE announced a re-test for Class-12 Economics on April 25 and if deemed suitable, a Class-10 Math re-exam for Delhi-NCR and Haryana students. But the country has been rocked by protests against the Board's inefficient handling of the issue: one prime demand is, why re-tests for only these two subjects when many other papers were reportedly leaked too?Share this timeline