CBSE paper leak: Delhi High Court hears plea for court-monitored probe, seeks replies by board and Centre

The Delhi High Court sought the stances of the CBSE and the Centre on the plea for a court-monitored probe into the paper leak case.

FP Staff April 02, 2018 13:50:46 IST
CBSE paper leak: Delhi High Court hears plea for court-monitored probe, seeks replies by board and Centre

The Delhi High Court sought the stances of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Centre on the plea for a court-monitored probe into the paper leak case. It also asked for the CBSE's plans to hold the Class X Mathematics re-examination.

The plea was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the CBSE and the Centre for their stance. The petition was moved by the NGO Social Jurist and has sought that the Class 10 Maths examination be held in April, rather than July as proposed by the authorities.

Moreover, the petition filed by advocate Ashok Agarwal has sought that liberal marks be awarded to the students in the Mathematics and Economics re-examination.

CBSE paper leak Delhi High Court hears plea for courtmonitored probe seeks replies by board and Centre

Students raise slogans against CBSE paper leak in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

On Sunday, the HRD ministry had suspended one board official and initiated a probe even as the Delhi Police's Crime Branch arrested three persons, including two teachers of a private school, for their alleged involvement in the leak of the Class 12 Economics paper.

The Delhi Police had registered two cases involving the leaks. The first case, related to the leak of Economics paper was lodged on 27 March, while the other pertaining to the leak of Mathematics paper was lodged on 28 March 28, following a complaint by the CBSE's regional director.

The examinations for the Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economic papers had been held on 28 March and 26 March respectively.

The Crime Branch has questioned over 60 people in connection with the CBSE paper leak case, including the administrators of over 10 WhatsApp groups on which the leaked question papers were shared.

With inputs from PTI

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