CBSE paper leak: Delhi court sends all 3 accused to 2-day police remand

Over 60 people, including 53 students and seven teachers have been questioned till now. The admins of over 10 WhatsApp groups on which the leaked question papers were circulated were interrogated.

CBSE paper leak: Delhi court sends all 3 accused to 2-day police remand
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NEW DELHI: In the wake of the CBSE papers leak scam, Delhi's Karkardooma court on Sunday sent the three accused to two days police custody. Delhi Police Crime Branch, earlier today, arrested three individuals which include two teachers and the owner of a coaching centre.

Addressing the media, Delhi Police Joint CP Crime Branch said, "Two teachers and a tutor were arrested. Police custody remand of all three has been taken, they will be questioned."

The teachers, identified as Rishabh and Rohit, are associated with a school in outer Delhi area and were arrested on Sunday morning. The school teachers clicked the images and sent it to Tauqir, the coaching institute owner, based in Bawana. Tauqir then passed it to students.

Paper was also leaked in handwritten form, for which probe is on, reported ANI. The paper was leaked half-an-hour before the scheduled test.

Authorities had sought the details of the e-mail address from Google to identify the source from where the Central Board of Secondary Education chairperson was sent a mail on the Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked. On Saturday, Google reverted saying that a Class 10 student used father's ID to send mail to the board chairperson about the paper being leaked. Both the student and his father were questioned.

Over 60 people, including 53 students and seven teachers have been questioned till now. The admins of over 10 WhatsApp groups on which the leaked question papers were circulated were interrogated.

A day before the Class 10 Mathematics exam, that is March 27, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) received an e-mail claiming that the paper had been leaked.

The police too got a call in the control room about the alleged paper leak on the same Tuesday. Later, on its official website - cbse.nic.in - the board announced its decision to reconduct Maths and Economics paper. 

The cases were registered on charges of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

The Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics exams were held on March 26 and March 28 respectively.