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CBSE retest: Board received email on Class 10 Maths paper leak day before exam

The sender said the Mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp and it should be cancelled. The mail also contained attachments of the handwritten paper.

education Updated: Mar 30, 2018 14:48 IST
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Students protest against the CBSE over paper leak near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday.
Students protest against the CBSE over paper leak near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday.(Anushree Fadnavis/HT Photo)

The Delhi Crime Branch has questioned 10 more people and “interacted” with the CBSE controller of examinations in connection with the leak of the board’s Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economic papers, police said on Friday.

The CBSE has also said its chairperson had received an e-mail about the Class 10 Mathematics paper being leaked a day before the exam, police officials said.

The Mathematics and Economics exams were held on March 28 and March 26 respectively.

Scores of students on Friday protested outside the CBSE headquarters in Delhi with some trying to climb over the police barricades.

In a police complaint pertaining to the Mathematics paper, the board said a day before the exam, an e-mail was received on the CBSE chairperson’s official ID informing about the leak, officials said.

In the mail the sender had stated that the Mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp and that it should be cancelled, they said. The mail also contained attachments of the handwritten Mathematics paper allegedly leaked on WhatsApp, according to the complaint.

The police since Thursday have questioned 35 people, including a coaching centre’s owner, 18 students and some tutors, in connection with the case, an official privy to the investigations said.

On Thursday, police personnel also “interacted with the CBSE controller of examination for two hours” to understand the process of conducting exams, he said.

The official said things like how the paper is set, details of where the question papers are kept and how they are distributed to various examination centres were discussed.

The Delhi Police has registered two cases. The first case in connection with the leak of the Economics paper was lodged on March 27 and the case pertaining to the Mathematics paper was lodged on March 28, following a complaint by the regional director of the CBSE.

The cases were registered on charges of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising two deputy commissioners of police, four assistant commissioners of police and five inspectors has been set up to investigate the matter.

The team is being supervised by the joint commissioner of police (crime).