CBSE paper leak: HRD suspends ‘lax’ Board official

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New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) official, found “lax” in the examination paper leak case of class 10 and 12, was suspended on Sunday, HRD Secretary Anil Swarup said.

“On the direction of HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar to take swift action against culprits, the CBSE has suspended K.S. Rana, the official found lax in supervising examination centre 0859 with immediate effect. A formal inquiry has been instituted,” Swarup said in a series of tweets.

“Consequent to the arrest of two teachers from Mother Khajani Convent School, Mungeshpur, Delhi, and coaching institute head, Tauquir by Delhi Police, for colluding to leak the class12 economics paper and probe done by CBSE, a CBSE personnel, K.S. Rana, found lax in supervision,” he wrote.

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Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police arrested two teachers of a private school and a tutor for involvement in the leak of the class 12 economics question paper.

Rishabh and Rohit were identified as teachers of mathematics and physics respectively at Mother Khazani Convent School at Bawana.

They passed on the paper to Tauqeer, who runs a coaching centre. He spread it among his students, Special Commissioner (Crime) R.P. Upadhyay said.

He said a hand-written paper was leaked a day before the examination. Later, a picture of the question paper went viral half hour before the exam.



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