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Paper leak: Jharkhand Police arrest 3 adults, detain 9 minors

Police, earlier this week, detained a tuition centre owner named Vicky from Delhi's Mianwali area as the main suspect in the CBSE paper leak case

New Delhi/Ranchi: Police have arrested three adults and detained nine minors in connection with the CBSE paper leak case from Jharkhand on Saturday.

The three adults arrested are said to have been a part of a coaching institute named Study Vision that leaked the CBSE question papers.

 The nine minors involved are students of Class 10 and have been sent to juvenile correction home.

FIRs have been filed against the three under the provisions of IPC, while the minor students will be tried under Juvenile Act.

Police, earlier this week, detained a tuition centre owner named Vicky from Delhi’s Mianwali area as the main suspect in the CBSE paper leak case.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has received a reply from Google which identified the e-mail address from where the CBSE chairperson was sent a mail about the Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked, an official privy to the probe said.

The officer of the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police said a Class 10 student had received the mathematics paper on WhatsApp and he had used his father’s e-mail ID to send the mail to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson.

The student and his father are being questioned, he said.

Earlier, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) RP Upadhyay said that the police got a reply from Google on the details it had sort pertaining to the e-mail address.

A Crime Branch team, which included Joint Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) G Gopal Naik, reached the office of the CBSE in east Delhi’s Preet Vihar in the evening to interact with the board’s officials, the police said, adding that CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal was also present.

Earlier, the police had also asked the board to compile the list of complaints that it had received pertaining to the paper leak. The CBSE has shared some of the complaints that it had received through e-mails and letters.

Police are analysing these complaints to ascertain whether they were acts of mischief or was there any truth in them.

Meanwhile, the police continued their quest to trace the origin of the papers leak as they visited the schools and coaching centres in outer Delhi that had come under their scanner.

More than 60 people, including 53 students and seven teachers have been questioned till now, but the officer said there was “no breakthrough” in the case so far.

Police have zeroed in on six WhatsApp groups that figured in the trail of transmission of papers and they are being probed.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising two deputy commissioners of police, four assistant commissioners of police and five inspectors, that was looking into the matter has been strengthened with the addition of two more assistant commissioners of police and their teams.

The Delhi Police had registered separate cases on 27 March and 28 March to probe the leak of the Class 12 economics paper and Class 10 mathematics paper, following a complaint by the regional director of the CBSE.

The Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics exams were held on 26 March and 27 March respectively.

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