However, the Gorakhpur University official has come up with a bizarre definition of paper leak, according to Harsh Kumar Sinha, Public Relations Officer of the varsity, what happened is "technically not a paper leak as exam for the paper which went viral was not held".
Maths & Sociology papers went viral & as a result, we postponed papers. This is technically not a paper leak as exam for the paper which went viral wasn't held. High power committee has been set up in university for investigation: Harsh Kumar Sinha, PRO, #Gorakhpur University. pic.twitter.com/EGwtYau7Ip- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 17, 2018
"Maths and Sociology papers went viral, and as a result, we postponed papers. This is technically not a paper leak as exam for the paper which went viral wasn't held," Mr. Sinha told ANI.
The images of leaked mathematics and sociology papers went viral on Whatsapp and other social media platforms on the night before exam which created panic and outrage among students. According to reports, the inquiry committee will be headed by pro-Vice Chancellor SK Dikshit.
Twitter was quick to respond to the 'spin' the official was trying to make:
"We flushed all the money down the toilet before the robbers came, therefore technically we prevented the robbery. Genius," quipped a user.
We flushed all the money down the toilet before the robbers came, therefore technically we prevented the robbery. Genius. https://t.co/jolgpc0KkY- Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) April 17, 2018
Wow... Apparently Maths and Sociology apart, logic also leaked from the University.- hindihainhum (@kabirazad2017) April 17, 2018
A case has been filed against Dr. Amerendra Singh, Director of Examination, Gorakhpur University under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of Indian Penal Code, section 66 (Computer-related offences) of Information Technology Act and section 10 (penalty for leakage) of the Uttar Pradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 1998, reported ANI.
The re-examination of the Class 12 Economics paper will take place on April 25, while the CBSE has decided not to hold the re-test for the Class 10 Mathematics paper.
(With Inputs from ANI)
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