CBSE leak: Three including teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh

CBSE leak: Three including teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh

CBSE leak: Three including teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh

Almost a week after two school teachers and a coaching centre tutor were arrested from New Delhi over the leak of CBSE Class 12 economics paper, the police today arrested three more people from Himachal Pradesh in the case.

On interrogation, he disclosed he is taught in DAV Centenary Public School, Una in Himachal Pradesh and that he was appointed as the Centre Superintendent in Jawahar Navodaya Public School Pekhubela, Una, Himachal Pradesh.

The papers of the Economics exam of class XII held on March 26 and Maths exam of class X held on March 28 were leaked on social media hours before the examination.

Not just Delhi, the Class 12 CBSE Economics paper, turns out, was leaked in Himachal Pradesh as well.

He said that since he was not directly associated with the exams and had authorised Rakesh Kumar to conduct them hence the latter was arrested. The Economics papers were allegedly leaked in a handwritten form before the examination on March 26.

Three persons including two teachers from a private school in Bawana were arrested earlier in connection with the case. An officer told PTI that all the three persons were brought to Delhi after being questioned. Shashi letter reads, 'I would request you to kindly consider a similar exemption of Class 12 students from the re-examination of the Economics paper on compassionate grounds'.

Rakesh Kumar later deleted the pictures of the question paper in a bid to remove proof of his involvement, the police officer said. The two then sat inside a auto, made a small incision in the bundle to take out the economics paper, photographed it and sent a WhatsApp to Rakesh. "We are also examining the CCTV footage of bank and questioning with bank employees is underway", he added. "Finally, on the basis of crucial clues and leads, the arrests were made from Himachal Pradesh", Special Commissioner of Police RP Upadhyaya said. The police were able to revive the deleted conversation with help from the WhatsApp headquarters in California.

On April 1, three others, including two teachers of a convent school, were arrested in the case.

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