Reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp several hours before the time of the exam.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded “strict action” against those responsible in the leak of CBSE Economics and Mathematics examination papers.
Taking to microblogging site Twitter, he said, “I really feel sorry and sad for the students who have to give their exams again for no fault of theirs. Responsibility shud be fixed n strict action shud be taken against those responsible (sic).”
His statement comes a day after the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) announced that the Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics paper will be reconducted after reports of the two papers getting leaked emerged.
The Economics paper of Class 12 was held on Monday when social me-dia was abuzz with rep-orts of the paper being leaked. The CBSE had, however, then waived aside those claims.
Reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp several hours before the time of the exam. But the CBSE had said, “We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked.”
The Class 10 math exam was conducted on Wednesday.Incidentally, on March 15, when Class 12 accountancy paper was conducted, the Delhi government had said that it had received complaints of the paper being leaked. The claim was denied by the board then.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, had then asked the officers of the directorate of education (DoE) to investigate the leak.
The Delhi police’s crime branch is investigating the alleged leak after registering two separate cases in the matter. The police have received phone numbers from which WhatsApp messages containing the papers were circulated and it is trying to identify the users of these numbers.
The investigators have also asked the board to share the details of how the papers were sent to examination centres.