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CBSE class 10 paper leak case solved, mastermind arrested: Delhi Police

Question papers of Class 10 maths and class 12 economics held on March 26 and March 28 respectively were leaked on social media triggering protests across the country by the affected students.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 12, 2018 15:24 IST ]
The paper leak had affected lakhs of CBSE class 10
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The paper leak had affected lakhs of CBSE class 10 students. 

The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 paper leak case. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Alok Kumar told reporters that Rakesh Kumar, who was arrested for leaking CBSE class 12 economics paper, was the mastermind behind the class 10 maths paper leak took. A woman has also been arrested in connection with the case. 

Rakesh Kumar, a teacher who  belongs to Una, confessed during questioning about his alleged involvement, the police claimed. 

Question papers of Class 10 maths and class 12 economics held on March 26 and March 28 respectively were leaked on social media triggering protests across the country by the affected students.

The police had launched a country-wide investigation into the matter and roles of CBSE officials were also probed.

With the arrest of three men, including two teachers of a private school in Bawana, outer Delhi, police had claimed to have busted a module in which the teachers had shared WhatsApp images of the economics paper one-and-a-half hours prior to the exam.

Earlier this month, the Jharkhand police nabbed two class 10 students from Bihar's Supaul who allegedly managed to get the leaked maths question paper.

The CBSE had ordered a re-test for both class 10, 12 students after the paper leak. However, the board later announced that re-examination will only be taken for class 12 economics paper.

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