Four persons have been sentenced to life by a special court here in the sensational CBSE question paper leak case.
The Court of Special Judge, Port Blair, Debi Prasad Dey, on Wednesday, sent P. Krishnama Raju, Abdul Rasheed, M.J. Vijayan and Abdul Salam to life imprisonment. Another accused M.P. Arun was acquitted.
The four convicted had hatched a criminal conspiracy in February, 2011 to get the CBSE Class XII question papers leaked for the benefit of their children.
According to the judgement, Rasheed and Vijayan had travelled to Car Nicobar on February 14. Car Nicobar is the northernmost of the Nicobar islands. There they met the principal of the GSSS school, Lapathy, P. Krishnamaraju, at his residence, where the question papers were photocopied.
The matter came to light on March 3, 2011 when a local daily reported that the physics paper, the examination of which was held on March 1, had been leaked. The administration then launched a probe and a case was registered in the police station of Car Nicobar soon after.