The Jharkhand Police on Saturday arrested three individuals and detained nine minors in Chatra region for their alleged role in leaking two question papers of the Central Board of Secondary Education, ANI reported.
The Delhi Police has sent three teams to schools, examination centres and residences of students in outer Delhi for an inquiry, ANI reported. The police have questioned over 60 people so far, including 10 tutors, and seized 50 mobile phones belonging to students and teachers.
On Friday, the Chatra Police had detained six Class 10 students for their alleged role in leaking the papers.
There have been reports that one of the arrested is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s youth wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. However, the national media convenor of the ABVP, Saket Bahuguna, denied such reports and told Scroll.in the arrested individual is not currently associated with the ABVP.
Students in Delhi continued to protest on Saturday against the leak of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics question papers. “A group of about 25 to 30 students are protesting outside the CBSE office,” a police officer said.
Staff Selection Commission exam aspirants protest
Aspirants for the Staff Selection Commission examination, whose paper was also leaked in February, and for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test protested on Parliament Street, ANI reported. SSC exam candidates also protested at Jantar Mantar, PTI reported.
The demonstrators demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the SSC paper leak, and adequate jobs for the educated youth of the country. They also claimed they would march towards the office of the Department of Personnel and Training if their demands were not accepted by 3 pm, police officials said. However, when they attempted to march to the department, the police detained them.
Joint Commissioner of Police Ajay Chaudhary said in the evening that the police had detained 207 students “in the process of maintaining law and order”. “The police have worked with utmost patience today. We will take action against people who have obstructed the police on duty,” he added.
Google sends details of email addresses to Delhi Police
Search giant Google has replied to the Delhi Police giving details of the email addresses from where the CBSE Chairperson was sent a mail about the leak prior to Class 10 mathematics exam, PTI reported. The Delhi Police said the person who sent the mail has been identified and an inquiry is underway. The police have questioned a total of 53 students and seven teachers.
Karwal had reportedly received a complaint on her official email address at 1.39 am on Wednesday – the day the exam was conducted – from a student, who urged her to cancel the exam. However, she saw the email at 8.55 am, just before the exam, which could not be stopped without having the information verified first, School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on Friday.