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CBSE board result 2018: Delhi Police sends CBSE list of students who received leaked papers

The CBSE exams this year were mired in controversy after the Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics papers were allegedly leaked, triggering criticism against the board over the way the exams were conducted.

Board Exams 2018 Updated: May 29, 2018 23:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A re-test was held for Class 12 economics students but the board decided against one for Class 10 mathematics paper.(Shutterstock)

The special investigation team (SIT) of Delhi Police’s crime branch, which is probing the CBSE Class 10 and 12 board question papers leak cases, submitted its investigation report to the board, mentioning the names of 60-70 students who were questioned during the probe.

These students had allegedly received the leaked question papers of economics and mathematics through WhatsApp, the SIT told the board.

An investigating official, however, confirmed they have not recommended that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) take any action against the students. Police said the investigation report was sent last week, after the board sought it from the crime branch around 10 days ago.

A senior CBSE official said they received 70 names from the Delhi Police.

“We have received 70 names of students who have received or sent the question papers. But it is not proven that they used it as unfair means in the exam. The board is not taking any action against these students as it is not proven that these students misused the leaked paper. The result of these students has been announced along with everyone else,” a CBSE official said.

Apart from the names, the report also contains details pertaining to the questioning of over 150 people, including students, teachers and parents, and places where the raids were carried out after the registration of the two cases in March.

In the report, the police also mentioned that the principal of a school in Bawana, whose teachers were arrested for allegedly leaking the papers a few hours before the exam, was not co-operating in the probe. The principal of Mother Khazani Convent School at Bawana was interrogated by the police several times in connection with the case.

“The SIT has informed the CBSE that the principal has yet not been arrested because he has secured an anticipatory bail from the court,” said Alok Kumar, joint commissioner of police (crime).

A total of nine people, including bank employees and school teachers, have been arrested so far in the question paper leak cases.

The Delhi Police has registered two cases in connection with the paper leaks.

The first case related to the leak of economics paper was registered on March 27, while the other pertaining to the leak of mathematics paper was filed on March 28.

First Published: May 29, 2018 15:08 IST