CBSE paper leak: Manish Sisodia writes letter to Prakash Javadekar, urges him to find solutions 'for national good'

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio in the state, wrote a letter to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, urging him to hold a day-long brainstorming session with state education ministers to find a way to avoid incidents like the CBSE paper leak.

Manish Sisodia

File image of Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia. PTI

The AAP leader, in his letter, informed the Union minister that while the two examinations, the class 10 mathematics and class 12 economic papers, have been cancelled and re-ordered, there are concerns about other possible leaks as well.

"Not only does this affect the future of 26 lakh students, but also puts a question mark on the sanctity of the CBSE assessment system," Sisodia said about the paper leaks. He said that this is an issue that needs to "move beyond party politics" because once an examination paper is leaked, the negative consequences are for the country and not one government or one party. So let us put our minds together and think of solutions for the national good," Sisodia said.

Students and Indian Youth Congress leaders on Friday held protests in several parts of the national capital against CBSE board papers being leaked, accusing the board of negligence and demanding immediate action against the guilty.

Javadekar had on Thursday termed the CBSE examination paper leak issue “unfortunate” and said the culprits would not go scot-free, a day after the board announced re-examination in a Class 10 and a Class 12 subject.

“This (paper leak) has been a breach by the culprits and we will not let any culprit go scot-free. The police are on the job and I am very sure, they will nab the culprits as they have done in case of the SSC exam leak case. We have also instituted an internal inquiry,” he told reporters.

The Delhi Crime Branch has questioned 10 more people and "interacted" with the CBSE controller of examinations in connection with the leak of the board's Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economic papers, police said on Friday. The police since Thursday have questioned 35 people, including a coaching centre's owner, 18 students and some tutors, in connection with the case, an official privy to the investigations said.

The Delhi Police has registered two cases. The first case in connection with the leak of the economics paper was lodged on 27 March and the case pertaining to the mathematics paper was lodged on 28 March, following a complaint by the regional director of the CBSE. The cases were registered on charges of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising two deputy commissioners of police, four assistant commissioners of police and five inspectors has been set up to investigate the matter. The team is being supervised by the joint commissioner of police (crime).

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Mar 30, 2018 17:08:06 IST

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