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SSC paper leak in Mumbai: School V-P among 3 arrested for circulating question papers

A school teacher, who had been to the police station to file a complaint, has been hospitalised after the police made her wait for over seven hours at the police station.

mumbai Updated: Mar 21, 2018 08:19 IST
Ankita Menon

The Amboli police on Tuesday arrested three people, including the vice-principal of a Mumbra-based school, in the SSC question paper leak case.

Notices have been issued to eight students whose statements will be recorded later, said an an official. At 5:30 pm on Monday, the police registered a case after history and political science question papers of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) were found in the mobile of a student.

A case was registered and a team was formed under Zonal Deputy Commissioner Paramjit Singh Dahiya and headed by former encounter specialist Dayanayak. The team first tracked the person who had sent the question paper to the Class 10 student and tracked him to Mumbai Central.

“His name is Anwar-ul-Hasan and he is an IT student at an engineering college in Vashi. He said he had received the question papers from a person named Feroz Abdul Majid Khan,” said an officer. Feroz, according to police, is the vice-principal of a Mumbra based school. He is a resident of Ambernath and runs tuition classes. Students from Class 5 to Class 10 are part of his coaching centre.

“Being the vice-principal of the school, which was also a centre for SSC exams, the question papers used to come at 9:15 am and the exam was supposed to start at 11am. He used to open the seal and click photographs of the paper and send them to his people at the coaching classes. They further used to share the paper with the students. He also sent the paper to Anwar-ul-hasan,” said the officer.

He further added that a man named Imran used to go to the coaching centre as his son was also taking the SSC exams. “Imran, Feroz and Anwar have been arrested and notices have been issued to eight students as they received the question papers,” added another officer.

A school teacher from Sacred Heart School in Kalyan who had been to the Titwala police station to file a complaint on Monday’s SSC History paper leak, has been hospitalised after the police made her wait for over seven hours.

Meanwhile, a school teacher from Sacred Heart School in Kalyan who had been to the Titwala police station to file a complaint on Monday’s SSC History paper leak, has been hospitalised after the police made her wait for over seven hours at the police station. The teacher has been admitted to a private hospital in Kalyan for hypertension.

Following a complaint filed by the school, the Titwala police have now registered an FIR in the paper leak case. After 15 students were caught with the History and Political Science question paper in their WhatsApp on Monday in Sacred Heart School, the Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary School Education (MSBSHSE) had asked the school to file a police complaint.

“We do have a copy of the FIR but it does not have the signature of the police in-charge. One of our teachers, who is also the examination conductor at our school, was at the police station on Monday from 3pm until 10 at night. The police made her wait, and asked her random questions. This morning, she received a call from the police station, asking her to come again. The police told her that today also, she would have to wait for another six hours. Due to weakness and hypertension, the teacher had to be admitted to a hospital in Kalyan. We have not received any further information from board officials either on the issue,” Albin Anthony, administrator, Sacred Heart School, said on Tuesday.

Police inspector, Pradeep Kasbe from Titwala police station, said, “Last night, we filed the complaint as per examination malpractices act, and consequently, some arrests have been made in Mumbai.”

Meanwhile, Dr Subhash Borase, in- charge secretary, Mumbai Division, MSBSHSE, did not respond to our calls despite repeated attempts.