CBSE question leak: Coaching centre owner, teachers arrested

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CBSE question leak: Coaching centre owner, teachers arrested.

New Delhi, April 01: Media reports said on Sunday that Delhi Police arrested a coaching centre owner and two other teachers from Delhi’s Bawana for their alleged involvement in the Central Board of Examination (CBSE) Class 10 and Class 12 exams paper leak case.

The accused were identified as Rishabh and Rohit, teachers at a private school, and Touqeer, a tutor at a coaching centre in Bawana, said media reports.

The reports said Touqeer had allegedly leaked the Economics paper half an hour before the exam and sent it to the teachers on WhatsApp, the police told mediapersons.

Following the leak, the government had announced that the re-test for Class 12 economics paper would be held on April 25, while that of Class 10 Mathematics would be conducted only for Delhi-NCR and Haryana in July.

Media reports said Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that Class 10 Maths re-test would be held only if the leak was found to be on a large-scale, added Javadekar.

More than 60 persons have been questioned till now, out of which 10 are tutors of coaching centres. Moreover, about 50 mobile phones of students and tutors have been seized, said media reports.

Earlier, Delhi Police’s crime branch received a reply from Google on the details it had sought pertaining to the e-mail address from where the CBSE chairperson was sent a mail about the Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked, said media reports.

Meanwhile, after the re-examination announcement, a CBSE student from Cochin moved the Supreme Court against the retest of the Class 10 Maths paper.

Protest against the leak of question papers have been continuing across the country. On Saturday the students protested outside the CBSE office at Preet Vihar in New Delhi. About 16.5 lakh class 10 students are in a dilemma what decision the CBSE would take on Maths exam re-test.