The Delhi High Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition seeking a court-ordered investigation into the Central Board of Secondary Education question paper leaks, ANI reported. The court said it would hear Class 10 student Rohan Mathew’s petition on April 4.

Holding the examination again is a violation of the students’ fundamental right, Mathew told the court.

The board will conduct a fresh exam for the cancelled Class 12 economics paper on April 25 and will determine if a re-test for the Class 10 mathematics paper is required in July, School Education Secretary Anil Swarup told reporters on March 30. If the mathematics exam is held again, it will be organised only for students in Delhi and Haryana, Swarup added.

On April 1, the Ministry of Human Resource Development said a CBSE official had been suspended for alleged lax supervision of the Class 12 economics examination. The Delhi Police arrested two teachers and the owner of a coaching centre for allegedly being involved in the leak of the economics question paper, and the Jharkhand Police arrested three individuals and detained nine minors in Chatra region.

A 16-year-old student from West Delhi appearing for his Class 10 board exams had informed CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal about the leak of the maths question paper. Karwal received a complaint on her official email address at 1.39 am on Wednesday – the day the exam was conducted – from the student, who urged her to cancel the exam. However, she saw the email only at 8.55 am, just before the exam. She said the test could not be stopped till the information was verified. A tutor in Delhi’s Madipur locality, Chandan Gupta, also informed the police at 10.40 pm on Tuesday, the day before the exam, after receiving a message from one of his students that purportedly contained nine questions from the mathematics paper.