CBSE papers leak: Police arrest coaching centre owner and 2 teachers

The police have arrested two teachers and the owner of one coaching centre in connection to the CBSE paper leak scam.

CBSE papers leak: Police arrest coaching centre owner and 2 teachers
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NEW DELHI: In the major breakthrough in CBSE papers leak scam, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested three individuals on Sunday. Among those arrested include two teachers and the owner of a coaching centre.

The teachers - Rishabh and Rohit - belong to a school in outer Delhi area and were arrested in the 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 news agency ANI.

The paper was leaked half-an-hour before the scheduled test.

On Saturday, Google told authorities 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 were questioned till now. Police later zeroed in on 6 WhatsApp groups that figured in the trail of transmission of papers and they are being probed.

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. 

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