Delhi Police formed SIT to investigate CBSE paper leak
Following the report of CBSE question paper leak, the Delhi Police Crime Branch has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the alleged leak of Central Board of School Education (CBSE) Class 10 and 12 examination papers.The Special Investigation Team has been created after the CBSE registered two cases with the Crime Branch.According to media reports, Special Commissioner of Police R.P. Upadhayay said that the SIT team will be controlled by Joint Commissioner Alok Kumar and will also have other rank officers in the investigation. In the mean time, Delhi Police Crime Branch is conducting raids at various locations in the capital city concerning the same case.The CBSE12 Economics exam was held on March 26 while Class 10 Maths exam was conducted March 28, a few hours before the CBSE announced its decision to re-conduct the two exams.After the report which claimed leak of the papers, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that a new system would be put in place to ensure no leaks take place. Meanwhile, the Joint Commissioner of Police-Crime and Special Commissioner of Police-Crime conducted a meeting with Delhi Commissioner of Police (DCP) over the CBSE Class X and XII paper leak issue.Sources mentioned that on March 26, the date on which Class XII CBSE economics exam was held; students were left shocked following the rumours of their Economics paper being leaked on social media, a few hours before the examination was held. The board, however, denied any leak.A similar kind of incident occurred on March 15 when several students had received copies of CBSE Accountancy paper on WhatsApp hours before their exam was conducted. The matter came to light after Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia received a copy of the "leaked" paper.