CBSE paper leak: All 3 accused sent to 2-day police custody

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 01, 2018, 06.47 PM(IST)

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Two teachers and one tutor, who were arrested for their alleged role in leaking the question paper of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations, have been sent to two-day police custody by Delhi's Karkardooma court.

Delhi Police Joint Commissioner of Police (CP) Crime Branch told ANI, "Two teachers and a tutor were arrested. Police custody remand of all the three has been taken, they will be questioned."

Touqeer, a tution teacher and two teachers of a private school - Rishabh and Rohit - were arrested earlier today.

Delhi Police's earlier arrested two teachers and a coaching centre owner. 

According to reports, the teachers clicked photos of the examination paper at 9:15 am and passed it on to the coaching centre owner who then shared it with the students.

It is learned that the paper was leaked in the handwritten form further probe and investigation continue. 

More than 60 people have been questioned till now, out of which 10 are tutors of coaching centres. Also, more than 50 cell phones of students and tutors have been seized.

According to the police, a total of 53 students and 7 teachers have been questioned so far.

The Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Mathematics exams were held on March 26 and March 28 respectively.

The CBSE announced a re-examination of the Class 12 Economics paper on April 25, while the re-test for the Class 10 Mathematics paper is likely to be conducted in July. 

Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday clarified that the Class 12 Hindi (Elective) question paper was not leaked.

"A fake question paper of Class 12- Hindi (Elective) is being circulated on Social Media platforms like Whatsapp, YouTube etc, it is not the real one," the CBSE said in a statement.

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