Earlier, there were reports that suggested some wrong happenings in the conduct of certain examinations.
The CBSE held the exam for the Class XII Economics paper on Monday and the Class X Maths paper on Wednesday. The board cleared that the new dates will be decided after considering the logistics and the dates of the other professional examinations. Delhi Police enrolled a case on the claimed hole of Class 12 Economics paper following a protestation by CBSE, said an authority. "Besides, we have also constituted an internal inquiry to find out who leaked the papers", the Minister said. Presently, these question papers are stored in bank lockers and released to the test centres only prior to the examination, the publication reports. The complaint also mentioned a WhatsApp number which was allegedly used to circulate the leaked paper.
"It was indicated in the papers kept inside the envelope that the question paper was leaked and circulated through WhatsApp group numbers", the complaint said. Very soon we will announce the dates (for re-exams).
"The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet", the board had said.
Talking to the media, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday assured that the culprits responsible for the leak will be caught. He added that prompt action will be taken against such elements.
RP Upadhyay, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) said, "We have constituted a Special Investigation Team comprising two DCPs, four ACPs and five Inspector rank officials".
A police officer opined that the leak of the examination papers appear to have happened in the evening before the two examinations.
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. Police started its investigation with the questioning of 25 people, mostly students, who had been able to access the handwritten question papers.