Pvt schools’ body seeks resignation of Javadekar, allege Centre’s failure.
New Delhi: The Delhi police has sped up its investigation in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) paper leak. A crime branch team went to the CBSE office on Saturday night. The police also conducted raids in five locations in the Delhi-NCR region. It claimed to have identified the person who had sent the email to CBSE about the alleged paper leak incident.
Special commissioner of police (crime) R.P. Upadhyay said they have received details of the email address from Google and the sender of the mail has been identified. The police said that a Class 10 student had received the Mathematics question paper on WhatsApp and he had used his father’s e-mail id to send a mail to the CBSE chairperson. The student and his fat-her are also being questioned, said the police.
The police had asked the board to compile the list of complaints that it had received pertaining to the paper leak. It is analysing these complaints to ascertain whether they were acts of mischief or if there was any truth to them. The police continued with its quest to trace the origin of the paper leak as it visited schools and coaching centres in Outer Delhi that had come under its scanner.
Meanwhile. a body representing private schools has sought the resignation of HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, alleging that the government had failed to conduct the board examinations in a fair manner.
Kulbhushan Sharma, the president of the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), which claims to represent 60,000 private schools across the country, said the CBSE paper leak issue had caused “immense stress” for children.
More than 60 people, including 53 students and seven teachers, have been questioned till now. The officer, however, said there was “no breakthrough” in the case so far.
The police has zeroed in on six WhatsApp groups that figured in the trail of transmission of papers and they are being probed. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been strengthened with the addition of two more assistant commissioners of police and their teams. This was done since the ambit of the probe has widened and there is a possibility of the paper leak being connected to other parts of the country, another officer said.