Mumbai: According to media reports, a Class 12 science student in Dadar was discovered with the HSC board Mathematics question paper 23 minutes before the exam on Friday.
The student in question belonged to Anthony D'Silva High School, and a total of three pupils have been charged for attempting to cheat on state board exams as per an ABP report. The case has been handed over to the crime branch.
Meanwhile, in Buldhana, the local police arrested five people, including two teachers at a private school, for allegedly leaking parts of the Maths paper of the ongoing class 12 board exam 30 minutes before the test on Friday.
The police, in a statement, said that they are probing if there are other people involved in the malpractice.
A first information report (FIR) was registered under sections 5 and 6 of the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act, 1982 on Saturday following a complaint of the paper leak by Rangnath Gawde, Block Education Officer, Panchayat Samiti, Sindkhed Raja. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is also investigating the matter.
However, the board has said that there won't be any re-test of Maths paper as it didn't find the purported leak to be widespread.
It also said that the students had entered their exam centres for the 11 am Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) paper before the images were out on social media at 10:30 am.
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