Port Blair: Three persons, including a school principal, were arrested Friday from Car Nicobar island on the charge of leaking question papers of the ongoing CBSE examinations.
Krishnan Raju, principal of Government Senior
Secondary School at Lapati; Rashid, an executive engineer of
the Andamans PWD; and Vijayan, a forest ranger, were arrested
for leaking the question papers, officials in the Directorate
of Education department said.
The question papers involve science subjects of class
X and XII, regional director of CBSE Nagarajan said after
visiting the school and meeting guardians of students.
Nagarajan assured the guardians that the students
would get justice and steps would be taken.
"A second set of question papers on the subjects have
been kept ready. The examination will continue. Examination
for the leaked papers will be held again," he said.
Meanwhile, BJP MP from the region Bishnupada Roy
demanded in New Delhi that the examinations be cancelled and
fresh ones held.
"The CBSE question papers of Class X and Class XII
were leaked on February 17 in Nicobar. But instead of
cancelling the examinations, the authorities conducted the
examination on March 1," he told reporters outside Parliament.
The CBSE examinations for Class XII and Class X
started on March 1.