Madhyamik Paper Leak Row: CID Arrests Two More

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Kolkata: Two more persons were arrested by the CID for their involvement in the alleged question paper leak of Madhyamik examinations.

The Madhyamik Class 10 examinations started from February 12 whereas the Class 12 will begin from February 26, 2019. Both the examinations start with language papers, the Madhyamik examination ended on February 22, and Uchha Madhyamik (High School) examination on March 13, 2019.

According to reports, a total of 10,66,000 students appeared in the class 10 school leaving examination at various test centres across the state.

Previously, the CID arrested Class 12 students Sahabul Amir and Shahbaz Mondal from Malda and Katwa, respectively.

Another person, Sajidur Rahman from Hooghly district, was also apprehended during several raids conducted by the probe agency’s sleuths.

As reports, the accused had opened a WhatsApp group for sending out images of the question papers.

The exam saw questions getting “leaked” via purported images on social media platforms on four consecutive days when English, Bengali, history and geography exams were conducted.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had discounted reports of any question paper leak in the Madhyamik examinations. Some more people are involved in the racket, the officer said adding that the phone numbers used for the purpose were identified and a search for the owners has been initiated, the WB CID official said.

Furthermore, the official said the possibility of involvement of more students is not being ruled out at this stage. Question papers for this year’s ongoing Madhyamik examinations were allegedly leaked through WhatsApp, sparking outrage among the students that forced the state government to initiate a CID probe into the matter.

Earlier, the board announced that question paper packets will be opened in front of Class 10 candidates during the examination. According to the West Bengal Board’s President, the paper packets will be opened and distributed by invigilators.