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SSC paper leak: Board pulls up schools named in cops’ report

This move comes almost two weeks after Bhiwandi police confirmed five SSC question papers were leaked on a messaging application in March.

mumbai Updated: Apr 27, 2019 04:39 IST
Ankita Bhatkhande
Ankita Bhatkhande
Mumbai
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The city division of the secondary school certificate (SSC) board has sent show-cause notices to schools where teachers were found to be involved in a question paper leak during the recent examinations.)

The city division of the secondary school certificate (SSC) board has sent show-cause notices to schools where teachers were found to be involved in a question paper leak during the recent examinations.

This move comes almost two weeks after Bhiwandi police confirmed five SSC question papers were leaked on a messaging application in March.

The police had revealed that the two main accused in the case — Ambar Ansari, vice-principal at Kakatiya High School and Sajid Kharbe, a teacher at Rafiuddin Fakih Boys High School — were appointed chief conductors for the board exams. The board has sought an explanation from the schools on how these teachers were recruited.

“We have asked the schools to explain the lapses in their process. The board is now awaiting a response from the schools after which action will be taken against the concerned officials,” said Sharad Khandagale, secretary, Mumbai divisional board.

So far, the board has not taken any action against the schools. When asked about this, Krishnakumar Patil, chairperson, Mumbai divisional board, said, “Our committee has probed the issue and the board will take appropriate action in the matter. It should not be anyone else’s concern.”

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 04:39 IST