Professor Vijay Nagpal, coordinator of the threeyear law course (LLB) at Panjab University, on Wednesday said the LLB entrance paper leak last month could not be blamed on his office. The paper, which got leaked, changed hands “five to six times” between his office and the examination centre, he underlined.
The exam was held on June 9 and the next day PU formed a panel headed by dean, university instructions to probe allegations of a leak. The panel on June 30 concluded the paper had indeed got leaked, and recommended reconduct which is now on July 12. It is yet to submit a report to the vice-chancellor, but sources have indicated the paper could have got leaked at the first stage, that is, coordinator Nagpal’s office.
Nagpal insisted, though, “Once my office got the three sets of question papers in sealed envelopes, we sent it to the DUI office, where one of the sets is picked at random and further two translators (Punjabi and Hindi) get to see the paper.
After that the paper, along with the translated copies, reaches the office of controller of examinations, and then goes for printing at the university press and finally reaches the exam controller’s office before being sent to the centres. Who knows from where it got leaked?” He added, “I am not casting aspersions on anybody…. My conscious is clear.”
However, during scrutiny of documents, the probe had found all three sets were leaked. Apart from the coordinator’s office, the DUI office has access to all three.
Nagpal also said he had not got any call a day before the exam: “I got a call during the exam from senator Ajay Ranga, who also informed the controller of examinations, Parvinder Singh. The controller conducted some raids on suspect premises, but did not find anything.”