CBSE paper leak: 3 staff members of school in Himachal Pradesh held

Earlier, with the arrest of three men, including two teachers of a private school in outer Delhi's Bawana, police had claimed on April 1 to have busted a module in which the teachers had shared WhatsApp images of the economics paper one-and-a-half hours prior to the exam. PTI file photo

Three staff members of a school in Himachal Pradesh were arrested on Saturday by the Delhi Police in connection with the leak of CBSE's Class XII economics paper, police said.

Centre superintendent Rakesh, Clerk Amit and peon Ashok of DAV School in Himachal Pradesh's Una district were arrested by the crime branch, a senior Delhi Police officer said.

The three accused were brought to the national capital from Una and after questioning they were arrested, the officer said.

Leak trail

A hand written copy of the economics paper was leaked through Whatsapp, a day before the examination on March 26.

On March 30, the CBSE announced that it would re-conduct the Class XII economics exam throughout the country on April 25.

The Delhi Police has lodged two cases over the question paper leak.

The first case related to the leak of economics question paper was lodged on March 27, while the other pertaining to the leak of mathematics paper was lodged on March 28, following a complaint by the board's regional director.

The examinations for the Class XII economics papers and Class X mathematics were held on March 26 and March 28, respectively.

Earlier arrests

Earlier, with the arrest of three men, including two teachers of a private school in outer Delhi's Bawana, police had claimed on April 1 to have busted a module in which the teachers had shared WhatsApp images of the economics paper one-and-a-half hours prior to the exam.

The accused were identified as Rishabh (29) and Rohit (26) both teachers at a private school in Bawana, and Tauqeer (26) a tutor at a private coaching centre there.

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