With the arrest of two more persons from Indore in the alleged class 10 board exam social science paper leak, Ujjain police claimed to have solved the case. Speaking to HT, Ujjain additional superintendent of police (ASP) Asit Yadav said Neelganga police team on Wednesday arrested Udai Waghmare and Pawan Bakdiya, both school principals in Indore.
ASP Yadav informed that police already arrested one Pravin Garg from Gwalior, while case has been registered against eight persons, including two from Indore and six from Ujjain during the week long investigation. With two more arrest on Wednesday, total number of persons who arrested in the case rose to 11.
Police lodged an FIR against 11 persons including under Section 3/4, 3(A) and 4(A) of Madhya Pradesh Recognized Examinations Act, 1937.
Waghmare, resident of Scheme No 54, Vijay Nagar, Indore is principal of a government school situated in Ratan Kheri, Sanwer under Indore district and deputed as exam centre at Islamia Karimia School during board exam, while Bakdiya running a Bal Bhawan Public School, a private school in Indore.
Informing about the modus operandi, ASP Yadav said during course of investigation, Waghmare admitted that he use to get Rs 50,000 to leak board exam papers.
“I use to click picture of board exam papers and forwarded this pictures to Bakdiya on his whatsapp number. For this, he paid me Rs 50,000 for each paper,” Waghmare said to police.
Waghmare also admitted that he clicked picture of class 12th board exam chemistry paper and forwarded to Bakdiya on his whatsapp number and nobody aware of that.
With Waghmare’s confession, police arrested Bagadiya from Indore. “During interrogation, Bakdiya informed police that he is running a private school in Indore and he just do for his school kids who are appearing in the board examination,” ASP Yadav said.
“Meanwhile, to fetch money which he paid to Waghmare, Bakdiya circulated paper to few people in Indore and subsequently it circulated in large part of western Madhya Pradesh,” Yadav added.
When contacted Rama Nahate, deputy director, education department to know any possibility of cancellation of respective papers, officer said its very early to draw any conclusion on the issue.