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Mafia has taken over education system in India: Kapil Sibal

The Delhi Police zeroed in over 10 WhatsApp groups for circulating photographs of the exam papers that have at least 50 to 60 members each.

SNS | New Delhi |

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday claimed that “CBSE paper leak is not an isolated incident, as mafia has taken over the education system of India”.

Addressing a press conference, Sibal said that CBSE paper leak is not the first incident; there was Vyapam scam, where people took money to appear for exams for others and then there was SSC exam scandal.

“If the government does not take accountability for its wrongdoings, then who will?” Sibal asked. “Students are suffering across the country; education has become too costly for people,” he added.

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Alleging that the government knew about the leaks much before the exam, Sibal added, “CBSE chief knew eight hours before the exam, as the email with the leaked paper was circulated at 1.30 am.”

Sibal further added had the leak happened under the UPA rule, the outrage would have been far greater.

“Most surprising is that nobody is taking responsibility for these leaks. Had it been our government, you know what would have happened,” he said, adding that a government that could not protect a question paper leak had no right in claiming that they could protect the nation.

Meanwhile, students across the nation are continuing their protests against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) over the leak of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics question papers.

On Friday, the Delhi Police zeroed in over 10 WhatsApp groups for circulating photographs of the exam papers that have at least 50 to 60 members each.

It is said that question papers for the Maths and Economics examinations which were conducted on Monday and Wednesday, respectively, this week were in circulation for days before they came to be acknowledged as “leaks” by the board.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed on Wednesday after the CBSE registered two cases with the Crime Branch.

The first case was registered on Tuesday evening about Class 12 economics question paper leak and the second related to the leak of Class 10 mathematics paper was filed on Wednesday.