The CBSE controller of examination was interrogated by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for four hours in connection with the CBSE paper leak case, according to some reports in the media.

The police have claimed at least 1,000 students could have accessed the leaked papers.

The crime branch questioned the exam in-charge about the security measures, in addition to methods of printing the papers and how they are sent to exam centres.

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According to a report in NDTV, people were charged Rs 35,000 per paper. Some of the parents tried to resell the papers to recover their cost following which the price of the leaked papers fell to Rs 5,000.

On Thursday, the crime branch had questioned 25 people, including the owner of a coaching centre, 18 students and some tutors, over alleged leak of CBSE examination papers.

The police said the CBSE had in its complaint stated that it had received an e-mail a day before the Class 10 Mathematics exam claiming that the paper had been leaked. The police too had received a call in the control room on the same day about the alleged paper leak.

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Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) R P Upadhyay has said: “Currently, the investigation is based in Delhi. We have no information that this leakage is pan-India. If such a thing emerges (about leakage being outside Delhi), we will send teams outside Delhi.”

“It has been established that both the papers were leaked before the scheduled dates of examinations and were circulated and exchanged on WhatsApp among some tutors and students. Among those questioned are 18 students, including seven college students, five tutors and two others,” the officer added.

Some of the tutors teach at home while the others are employed at coaching centres. There are also first-year college students, who passed on the papers to their juniors, or friends from school or coaching centres.

The Congress on Thursday demanded that Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal be sacked in the wake of leak of the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers.

The party is also demanding a judicial probe by a high court judge into the matter. The Delhi Police’s crime branch is investigating the alleged leak after registering two separate cases.

(With agency inputs)