CM demands strict action against culprits
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded strict action against the people involved in the alleged leak of CBSE examination papers, and said he feels "sorry and sad" for students who will have to re-appear for the exams.
Kejriwal said the responsibility should be fixed in the matter, a day after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced re-examination for Class X Mathematics and Class XII Economics papers, in the wake of reports of these papers being leaked.
"I really feel sorry and sad for the students who have to give their exams again for no fault of theirs. Responsibility shud be fixed n strict action shud be taken against those responsible," Kejriwal tweeted on Thursday.
Earlier, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar termed the CBSE paper leak issue "unfortunate" and said the culprits would not go scot-free.
The Delhi Police's Crime Branch is investigating the alleged leak, after registering two separate cases in the matter.
Police have received phone numbers from which WhatsApp messages containing the papers were circulated and are trying to identify the users of these numbers. Investigators have also asked CBSE to share details of how the papers were sent to examination centres.
On March 15, the Delhi government had said that it had received complaints of the Class XII CBSE accountancy paper having been leaked.
A probe was later ordered, but CBSE outrightly denied the allegations and asserted that all seals were found intact in the examination centres. The development emerged on March 14, after Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted about the complaints received by him.