CBSE paper leak: Students take to streets, hold protest at Jantar Mantar

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On March 15th, 2018, the Delhi Government had said that they have received complaints about the Class 12th CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked. Speaking to media, Javadekar said the Central Board will take a call on the fresh exam dates soon and an "announcement will be made by Monday or Tuesday".

In an official statement by the board, "The board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported".

The papers of the Economics exam of class 12 held on March 26 and Maths exam of class 10 held on March 28 were leaked on social media hours before the examination.

This news raising questions whether the board should have acted to scrap the paper before the examination got under way.

In the latest development in CBSE paper leak case, the name of an owner of a Delhi-based coaching centre has cropped up.

In the wake of reports claiming paper leaks, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar addressed a press conference on Thursday.

According to the police official, so far 25 people, including 18 students (seven college students and the rest school students), five tutors and two private persons, were questioned in the matter.

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The students and their parents seem to have shaken off from the blow and lost faith in the board, labelling it as "incompetent" and lambasted it for playing with the future of the students.

The CBSE exam leak comes as a humiliation to the state administration which was conducting the exams after a period of eight years.

"I can assure you that the culprits behind the leak won't be spared".

The board had said that it would probe the paper leak. He added that prompt action will be taken against such elements.

According to top sources in the Delhi Police, investigation is now focusing on the role of CBSE officials, invigilators and school staff, coaching centres and printers.

Javadekar on Wednesday said "2-3 papers had been leaked on WhatsApp 30 minutes before the exams". All the seals have been found intact at all exam centers. The Delhi Police's crime branch is investigating the alleged leak after registering two separate cases.

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