Delhi Police’s crime branch has reportedly found 10 WhatsApp groups with 60 members in their investigations related to the CBSE paper leaks. They have also sought a reply from Google over an email that was received by CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal the night previous to the Class 10 Maths paper, reported News18.
Fresh reports say that the Central Board for Secondary Examination (CBSE) was tipped off about the Class XII Economics question paper leak three days before the examinations, reveals the police complaint assessed by NDTV.
The CBSE apparently took no action even after the tip-off. The leak could’ve been avoided, say, students and teachers.
Delhi police earlier detained a man named Vicky who ran a coaching center for allegedly leaking the paper. Media reports stated that Vicky is the kingpin of the operation.
The Class X Mathematics examination was held on March 28. However, sources say that the paper was leaked on social media on the night of March 27, as reported by India Today.
On the other hand, the Class XII Economics was conducted on March 26, the paper of the same was leaked on the night of March 25.
After reports of paper leak, the CBSE had announced re-examination of both papers.
The date of fresh examinations and other related details will be displayed on the CBSE website within a week.
Class XII economics paper leak
It was alleged that the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) Class XII Economics paper was leaked ahead of the examination which was held on March 26.
It was reported that the question paper was circulated through social media and WhatsApp.
CBSE had, however, earlier denied the claims saying that they have checked with all the examination centers and that there was no paper leak.
A student said, “The students are required to enter the examination hall in advance after which the answer sheets are distributed at around 10 am. However, a group of students entered the Examination hall almost 7-8 minutes later. One of my classmates later revealed to me that the paper was leaked at around 9:30 am.”
The student added, “Later, I received a screenshot of the message from my classmate having the same questions as that of the question paper. My classmate had received this message on the night of March 25, one day before the examination.”
The Times of India had also reported that a handwritten economics paper was received on the teachers group on WhatsApp on March 25, however, it was believed to be just another sample paper designed for students’ practice. The teachers were shocked to find the same questions in the examination paper on March 26.
Denying claims of paper leak, a senior CBSE official had earlier said, “We have checked with all examination centers and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet. We want to urge the students and parents to not panic and assure them that the board is doing its best to ensure the sanctity of the examination.”
Delhi government had received complaints of class XII CBSE accountancy paper being leaked on March 15 after which a probe conducted. CBSE denied the claims even then. The board had said, “There has been no leakage of the question paper. All the seals have been found intact at all exam centers. However, at the local level, some miscreants may have circulated messages through WhatsApp and other social media platforms to hurt the sanctity of the exam.”