New Delhi: The Delhi Police Crime Branch has sent a list of students who had allegedly received the leaked Class 10 and Class 12 question papers during the Central Board of Secondary Education exams to the board. The CBSE reportedly requested the Delhi Police to share the details of the students who had received the leaked papers.
Last week, the police sent an investigation report to the board mentioning the names of over 60 students, he said, adding, these students were quizzed by the Crime Branch while it was probing the case.
The police are also learnt to have told the CBSE that the principal of the school from which the paper is believed to have leaked is not cooperating with the investigation. The principal was granted anticipatory bail and has since made himself unavailable for the investigation, a senior police official said.
Two modules were allegedly involved in leaking the CBSE question papers. Other than the class 12 economics paper, the class 10 mathematics paper had also surfaced online before the scheduled examination.
One of the modules was busted in Una town of Himachal Pradesh last month and six people, including a woman, were arrested in connection with leaking the question papers.
The Bawana module was busted in March, and three people, including two teachers of a private school, were arrested.
The teachers had taken photographs of the economics paper and sent it via WhatsApp to Tauqeer, who gives private tuition. Tauqeer, in turn, circulated the paper among his students about an hour before the examination started, police said.
The central government faced massive backlash after the question papers of the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics test were leaked in March. While exams were rescheduled for the Class 12 economics paper, the board decided not to re-conduct the Class 10 mathematics paper after it found the leak had little impact on the results.
The results of Class 12 CBSE exams were declared on Sunday, while the Class 10 exam results are expected today.
The Delhi Police has registered two cases in connection with the paper leaks. The first case related to the leak of economics paper was registered on 27 March, while the other pertaining to the leak of mathematics paper was filed on 28 March.