CBSE Leak: Fresh Dates for Leaked Papers Will Be Announced

THE Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced re-examination for class 10’s mathematics paper and class 12th economic papers following reports that they were leaked. New Schedule will be announced in a week on the CBSE’s Website. Some students claim to have received the papers on WhatsApp ahead of scheduled exams. CBSE in a complaint to Delhi Police says it received a fax on March 23 naming a person from Rajinder Nagar allegedly involved in the CBSE paper leak. This person runs a coaching institute. The owner of the coaching centre used to teach mathematics and economics. He is one of the main suspects, Police said. As CBSE top functionaries went into huddle, the printing press is among the suspects. Recipients of the alleged leaked papers are also being grilled and the sources of the messages are being looked into. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has telephonically spoken to Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The HRD Minister said the government was conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the papers were leaked. A new system would be put in place from Monday to ensure no leaks take place and the government would ensure that there is no injustice, Javadekar said. He was hopeful that the police would be able to nab the culprits, Javadekar said. “CBSE had a very solid system in place. But if someone is leaking it or there is some loophole in it, taking that into consideration, a new system will be put in place from Monday which will ensure there is no such leakage.”This I want to assure parents and students. I am confident that police will investigate and nab the culprits,” the minister told reporters.The government will, with the help of technology, put in place a system “which is so foolproof that there is no leak”, Javadekar said, adding that his ministry is also conducting an internal probe.”The CBSE Board has taken cognisance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations. With a view to uphold the sanctity of the board examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students, the board has decided to re-conduct the examinations… ,” the CBSE circular stated.

Meanwhile affected students along with their anguished parents demonstrated angrily demanding strict action against the authorities.

Meanwhile, The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force and The Delhi Police on Wednesday busted a gang of men who used to solve the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination charge between INR   3 to and INR 10 lakh from candidates. Jatin Narwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) said, “We have arrested four men — Ajay Jaiswal, Sonu Singh, Gaurav and Paramjeet. Two other persons — Harpal and Anni — are absconding. We have recovered cash worth Rs 51 lakh, three laptops, ten mobile phones and other devices used to solve exam papers.”The gang was running more than ten examination centres where candidates would cheat using the Team Viewer software.“The accused would gain access to the computer systems of the candidates who paid money. The solver would then answer all the questions using the software. When the Team Viewer software could not be used, they would take control of the computer by fixing the LAN connections with that of another computer in the exam centre and answer all the questions,” said a senior police officer, privy to the investigation, reports The Pioneer.The officer added Harpal and Sonu were the main gang leaders. The two accused were in partnership as Harpal would provide the necessary infrastructure while Sonu would help in getting candidates.

The Special Staff of the Delhi Police North district said the gang members were arrested after the cops had raided a building in Timarpur area in North Delhi on Tuesday. Police said they will go through the mobile phones to ascertain the number of candidates who had cheated in the exams. Police said the candidate’s number may shoot up to “several hundred”. “We have their WhatsApp screenshots, call details and other crucial evidence,” said a police officer. Police have said the gang’s main base of operations was in Delhi. Police have also managed to trace their activities in other States. “One of the accused, Gaurav, had visited a Jaipur-based centre on March 20 and helped a candidate cheat in his SSC exam,” added the officer.

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