CBSE Board Paper Leak: Police sources said papers may have been leaked the evening before the two exams
Delhi police has set up a special team for investigating the leak of two CBSE question papers. The Central Board of Secondary Education scrapped both; Class 12 economics exam and Class 10 mathematics exam, after the reports that students had been able to access the handwritten question papers. The probe which started last evening has so far questioned 25 people, mostly students. The police are working to trace the source of the CBSE leaked papers that appear to have been circulated over WhatsApp, the encrypted messenger service.
Here are the highlights of the CBSE paper leak case:
Police detained a Delhi-based coaching centre owner and a businessman for interrogation in the CBSE question paper leak case. "The CBSE officials received a complaint via fax from an unknown person on March 23 that Vicky (coaching centre owner) is involved in the leak of question papers," said a police officer. "Police are suspecting a strong syndicate involved in the question paper leak. We will also question CBSE officers who could be involved," the officer said.
Leaks Are The Result Of Mismanagement Of System: Akhilesh Yadav
Election dates, sensitive information and data and persistent leaks papers for various exams are the result of government falling into wrong hands, and the mismanagement of the system. Why do children and youth of the country have to suffer because of others' mistake? And what guarantees that the paper will not leak again, Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav said in a tweet.
Re-examination Is Injustice For 28 Lakh Students, Parents, Says MK Stalin
CBSE Paper Leak is another example of the pitfalls of centralized education. Re-examination is nothing less than injustice for 28 lakh students & parents, and shatters our collective faith in our national education system. PMO (Prime Minister's Office) and HRD (Human Resource Development) Ministry must inquire and take action, says DMK leader MK Stalin.
"We were shocked after hearing the news of the re-examination. Why should we suffer just because a handful of students got the leaked paper before the examination," one class 10 student said.
Many of the students claimed that almost all the papers were leaked a day before the examinations, and demanded that if a re-examination is to be held, it should be held of all the subjects.
Students In Delhi Protest Against CBSE's Decision To Hold Re-Examination
Students in Delhi held protest at Jantar Mantar against the CBSE's decision to hold re-examination of Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics papers.
No Information That CBSE Paper Leak Is Pan-India
"The CBSE had informed us as soon as they found out about the paper leak. We have no information that CBSE paper leak is pan-India, but if such a thing emerges, we will send teams outside Delhi," police said.
CBSE Found Out About Paper Leak By Mail: Police
The investigating officer further said, "CBSE had found out about the paper leak by mail. We are trying to find out more about who had sent the mail. The moment the board found out that the paper was leaked they took steps. They are being very cooperative."
"It won't be correct to name anyone at this stage. We cannot name one particular school. People questioned are from different schools. The college students questioned are mostly in their first year," the police official said.
No Arrests Have Been Made In The CBSE Paper Leak Case So Far: Police
We have questioned a total of 25 people out of which 18 are students, some of them in college, and five of whom are tutors. We have not made any arrests, says RP Upadhyaya, Delhi Police officer in-charge of the investigation.
Congress demands sacking of union education minister and CBSE chairperson; Calls for probe by a high court judge into the CBSE paper leak case.
"How many leaks? Data leak! Aadhar leak! SSC Exam leak! Election date leak! CBSE papers leak! There is a leak in everything, the 'chowkidar' is weak," Congress President Rahul Gandhi said in tweet.
He says, the NEET examination was also handed over to CBSE. The exams were difficult for regional language students.
He says, in the past also,"We have seen what all has happened in CBSE. There was an error in evaluation of class 12 in 2017."
The post of the CBSE chairman was vacant was 2 years. On July 2017, 2016, the head was appointed. Within an year he was also sacked, says Randeep Surjewala
He questions whether there is no value of students and their parents hardwork?
Congress party spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala, says, " Is the definition of 'Exam Warriors' equals to cheating warriors?
Further announcements related to this leak will be made by Monday or Tuesday.
The Minister says, "I am also unable to sleep. We will make sure the culprits are caught. CBSE will declare what is the next step."
The Minister has assured that the necessary changes in the education sector will be taken.
'Stain on CBSE' says Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar says "This is a stain on CBSE. We have made a SIT and there is an internal investigation going on."
He further says,"This incident is unfortunate.We are also parents. I understand what the students are going through. Hence, those responsible will not be spared."
The way the police have caught the culprits in the SSC leak case, we will find the culprit behind this leak, says Education Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Education Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses a press conference in the capital. He says those responsible for the CBSE leak of question papers won't be prepared.
Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal also said that strict actions need to be taken against those responsible for the CBSE paper leak.
Delhi students protest at Jantar Mantar against CBSE Paper Leak, say 'either there should re-examinations of all subjects or else of neither'. Raise 'we want justice' slogans.
- Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that "2-3 papers" had leaked but promised parents and students that the authorities had filed a police complaint right away.
- The minister underlined that the leaks appeared to be a localised problem limited just to Delhi.
- The minister also contended that the papers were leaked just half-an-hour before the examination.
- CBSE will soon announce the fresh dates for the exams that were scarrped by the board after they found out that the papers of both the subjects were leaked.
- Class 12 economics exam and Class 10 mathematics papers were leaked and surfaced on social media.
- Delhi police has set a special investigation team for it. So far they have questioned 25 people, mostly students.