CBSE Paper Leak: 3 Booked, Board Official Arrested


New Delhi: Two teachers of a private Delhi school and a tutor at a private institute were arrested on Sunday over the CBSE Class 12 economics question paper leak even as one CBSE official found “lax” in the performance of duty was suspended from service.

Two accused Rishabh, 29, and Rohit, 26, taught mathematics and physics respectively at Mother Khazani Convent School at Bawana. The third accused is Tauqeer.

Human Resource Development Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup announced the suspension of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) official K.S. Rana and the institution of a formal inquiry against him.

“On HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar’s direction for swift action against culprits, the CBSE has suspended K.S. Rana, who was found lax in supervising examination centre 0859 with immediate effect. A formal inquiry has been instituted,” Swarup said.

“Consequent to the arrest of two teachers of Mother Khajani Convent School, Mungeshpur, Delhi, and coaching institute head Tauquir by Delhi Police, for colluding to leak the Class 12 economics paper and a probe carried out by the CBSE, a board personnel K.S. Rana was found lax in supervision,” he wrote.

Special Commissioner (Crime) R.P. Upadhyay told reporters here that the three accused arrested on Sunday morning had been sent in two-day police remand by a city court.