NEW DELHI: In the wake of the CBSE paper leak, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to the Secretary, HRD Ministry, Chairman, CBSE and Delhi Police Commissioner.
The HRD Ministry on Sunday said that the board had suspended an official with immediate effect in connection with the incident. CBSE official KS Rana has been found lax in supervising the examination centre (0859) - from where the paper was leaked.
Also, the Delhi Police Crime Branch had arrested three individuals which include two teachers and the owner of a coaching centre. Following this, Delhi's Karkardooma court had sent all the three accused to two days police custody.
Identified as Rishabh and Rohit, the teachers 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.
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.