Three people, including woman, arrested in CBSE paper leak case
Three persons, including a woman, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in leaking the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper in connivance with a teacher arrested earlier from Himachal Pradesh, Delhi Police said today. Last week, Rakesh Kumar, Amit Sharma, and Ashok Kumar, all employees of DAV Centenary Public School in Una town, were arrested by crime branch in connection with Economics paper leak.
More details about today's arrests awaited: Police
The woman, from Ferozepur in Punjab, was allegedly sent a copy of the leaked paper by Rakesh Kumar. "More details about three arrests were awaited," police said. Rakesh, who had been teaching at DAV school as a PGT Economics teacher for 8 years, was also found involved with the leaking of the Mathematics paper before the scheduled date of the examination on March 28.
Economics paper was leaked on March 23
Economics paper was leaked on March 23, three days before the examination date in Una town, and was shared on social networking application WhatsApp by at least 40 groups. Rakesh Kumar was the Center Superintendent of Jawahar Navodaya Public School in Una, where the CBSE exams were being held. Amit Sharma and Ashok Kumar worked at DAV school as a clerk and a peon.
CBSE announced re-conduct of Economics exam on April 25
The Economics paper leak was exposed after an envelope containing four images of a hand-written copy of the question paper was delivered to the CBSE headquarters in Delhi on the evening of March 26, the day of the exam. On March 30, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced it would re-conduct the Class 12 Economics exam throughout the country on April 25.
Police registered two FIRs in connection with paper leak
The police have registered two cases in connection with the matter. The first case relating to the leak of the economics paper was filed on March 27, while the other on the mathematics paper leak was registered on March 28.Share this timeline