CBSE paper leak prime suspect detained, Delhi coaching centre head held

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Authorities today detained a man suspected to have played a major role in the Central Board of Secondary Education paper leak case.

The man identified as 40-year-old Vicky was detained by the police today, a day after the CBSE announced that it would re-conduct the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics examinations following reports that the exam papers had leaked.

Vicky, sources say, is the owner of a Delhi-based Vidya Coaching Centre. Vicky has a Bachelors in Computers from the Delhi University, from which he passed out in 1996.

Vicky, who was a tutor in Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects, was detained following a series of raids launched by the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch, which is investigating how the exam papers were leaked.

He is currently being questioned by Crime Branch sleuths.

The Delhi Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the paper leak. Officials earlier said that initial investigation had suggested that the papers were leaked a day before the Class 10 mathematics examination.

Yesterday, the CBSE, without explicitly admitting that the papers were leaked, announced retests for the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects.

The fresh dates have not yet been announced.

DID CBSE CHIEF KNOW OF LEAK?

Meanwhile, questions are being asked about when the Central Board of Secondary Education exactly found out about the paper leak.

Sources have told India Today CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi received the Class 10 mathematics question paper on WhatsApp before the examination commenced in centres across the country.

The paper leak and the CBSE’s decision to conduct retests has affected more than 28 lakh students, according to news agency IANS.

Quoting Central Board of Secondary Examination statistics, a total of 16,38,428 and 11,86,306 students had registered for examination this year for Class X and Class XII respectively.

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