CBSE question paper leak: Delhi police quiz many suspects

CBSE question paper leak: Delhi police quiz many suspects

NEW DELHI March 30, 2018:Even as tempers ran high among CBSE students and their parents over question paper leak of Class 10 Math and Class 12 Economics on social media, the crime branch of Delhi police conducted raids at many coaching institutes in the city and questioned the owner of one of them on Thursday.

So far, 25 persons, including students, teachers and private tutors, have been questioned by the Crime Branch of Delhi. All ten students who received questions are from different convent schools.

Delhi police have lodged two FIRs for both cases following a complaint from the CBSE on Wednesday about the leaks. The first FIR was lodged on Tuesday on the economics paper leak while the second case was registered on Wednesday on Mathematics paper leak.

On Thursday, raids were carried out at coaching institutes at Dwarka, Rohini and Rajinder Nagar. “Seven college students, 11 school students and seven tutors have been questioned,” RP Upadhayay, Special CP (crime), was quoted in a media report.

Delhi police detained one Vicky for interrogation. He runs a coaching institute in Central Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar. The DU graduate told cops that he had also received questions via WhatsApp.

Vicky, 40, who graduated from DU in 1996, is suspected to be involved in the leak of the economics paper. He started his coaching centre in 1994 and used to teach maths and economics.

Media reports said the police also questioned some DU students, who said that they circulated the question papers on WhatsApp to help their juniors. They allegedly called their junior in outer regions of Delhi like Rohini and Dwarika and handed them over the question papers for a price ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 18,000.

Media reports said the police detained six students from Jharkhand for circulating the questions on social media.

Crime branch sleuths have asked CBSE to explain the process of setting up papers, where they are stored and how they are distributed.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had phoned Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, conveying his unhappiness over the issue and called for strict action.

Javadekar, while promising strict action against the accused, said that being a parent he was also worried about the question paper leak.