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CBSE Paper Leak So Far: 6 Students From Jharkhand Detained

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| March 31 , 2018 , 13:43 IST

The unfortunate incident of CBSE exam paper leak of Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Mathematics which unfolded during the examination of March 28 is under investigation. Police have detained six students from Jharkhand in connection with the case.

Some reports are suggesting that an ABVP leader has also been taken into custody from Jharkhand's Chatra district. Speaking to News World India Chatra Supritendent of Police said that the district police will soon do a press conference and divulge all the details.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Gyan Ranjan has confirmed that no arrest has taken place so far but an FIR has been lodged against four of the six arrested students.

An anonymous mail sent to CBSE on March 23 alerted the board of a possible exam paper leak. The source also alleged the involvement of a coaching centre and two schools in leaking the economics exam paper of Class 12th.

The leaked papers were shared through WhatsApp groups and social media networks widely. While the investigators are trying to seek the origin of this leak, Delhi Police crime branch has asked Google for details of the email which sent the images of handwritten questions papers.

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The opposition and students have been protesting against the re-examination while questioning the sanctity of CBSE's assessment system. Various political leaders have urged the central government and board authorities to conduct a thorough investigation before taking any decision.

Secretary Education Anil Swarup announced on Friday that Class 12 economics paper will be re-conducted on April 25 whereas the mathematics paper is likely to be re-conducted in July. Notably, the Class 10 paper leak was restricted to Haryana and Delhi.

To combat such an activity in future, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar asked engineering students to devise solutions for making exams "leak-proof". The All India Parents Association has pleaded for a court-monitored probe into the matter.

Delhi's deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has also written a letter to Javadekar and demanded to conduct a meeting between education ministers of all states to brainstorm how to strengthen the examination system to prevent any future leaks.