Maths paper leak: Woman among three arrested
New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Delhi Police have cracked the CBSE Class X Mathematics question paper leak case, with the arrest of three accused, including a woman and a head cashier of a bank in Una, Himachal Pradesh.
During investigation, cops discovered that Rakesh Kumar, earlier arrested for leaking the Class XII Economics question paper, case was the main mastermind behind another leak.
According to police, the accused were identified as Sheru Ram (35), branch manager of a bank in Una, Om Prakash (58), head cashier of the same bank, and the woman.
The woman had forwarded the handwritten Economics and Mathematics question papers to others via WhatsApp from her mobile phone, which eventually went viral on social media.
The SIT using scientific methods of interrogation of the kingpin Rakesh Kumar, a PGT Commerce teacher, at DAV School in Una, and unearthed that he planned and executed the leakage of Maths paper.
On April 8, Millennium Post first reported that the accused in Economics paper leak case were suspected to be behind Maths paper leak as well.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar said that on March 23, Rakesh Kumar not only took out the Economics question paper bundle, but also the Maths question paper bundle from the bank where they were stored.
Rakesh kept the Maths paper bundle in his bag and later opened the seal carefully to take out one question paper.
After taking photographs of the paper on his mobile, he placed it inside the cover and resealed it.
He then called one of his students (who is not named as he is a minor) to his residence, got it handwritten and took the photographs of the same on his mobile phone. Rakesh later deleted all the digital evidence from his mobile. As a result, section 201 of the Indian Penal Code has been added for destruction of evidence.
During interrogation, it also emerged that Rakesh had sent the WhatsApp images of the Economics handwritten question paper and Maths handwritten question paper from his mobile phone to one of his relatives.
As the woman accused played a role in paper leakage case, she was also arrested.
Regarding the role of the bank manager and head cashier of Union Bank of India branch in Una, where the question papers were stored, it was revealed that they violated the guidelines of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by giving access to the Centre Superintendent alone. Hence, the two have also been arrested in the case.