NEW DELHI: Six students were detained by police in Jharkhand on Friday for questioning for their alleged involvement in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) paper leak case.
The students were held near Chatra’s Sadar Police Station area.
The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch on Friday sought a reply from Google about an e-mail that was sent to the CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal in connection with the paper leak case.
An e-mail was sent to the CBSE chairperson from a Gmail ID with images of handwritten questions papers.
Meanwhile, the crime branch identified over 10 WhatsApp groups, each having 50-60 members in connection with the same.
While in Delhi, security was heightened around Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar’s residence here on Friday over a possible gathering of demonstrators protesting against the leakage of Class X and Class XII question papers.
According to IANS, the Delhi Police imposed Section 144 outside his residence on Kushak Road.
“We have beefed up security and the Rapid Action Force is on standby. Same measures have been taken for areas around Parliament House,” Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma told IANS.
Javadekar has been under widespread criticism since the incident surfaced on Wednesday.
The dates for reconducting the maths and economics exams for Class X and XII respectively have not been announced yet.
The Delhi Police on Friday interrogated over 30 people, including students and teachers of private coaching centres, in connection with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) paper leak case.
Over a dozen mobile phones belonging to these people have also been seized by the police.
Earlier on Thursday, the Delhi Police took a teacher of a private coaching centre into their custody and interrogated him in connection with CBSE paper leak.
The CBSE, in its complaint, named the teacher as one of the accused in the alleged leak of Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Mathematics papers.
The papers of the Economics exam of class XII, held on March 26 and Maths exam of class X, held on March 28 were leaked on social media hours before the examination.