One arrested for question paper leak in Manipur
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One arrested for question paper leak in Manipur

IMPHAL | February 25, 2020:

Days after Class 11 final exams were called off in Manipur government schools after purported question papers of at least five subjects surfaced on social media, a management staff at a higher secondary school was arrested here in connection with the case.

M Sunderchand was apprehended on Saturday by the cyber crime unit of the Manipur Police, based on a complaint filed by the secretary of the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM), a senior officer said.

"There is an indication that English question paper might have been leaked as well, along with those of five other subjects — Manipuri, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology," he said.

Preliminary investigation also revealed that the accused not just "cut open the seal of the question papers" but also took photographs for circulation, the officer said.

"Sunderchand has been remanded in police custody for seven days, and more details will be available in the case after a thorough investigation," he added.

The council, on its part, has asked all affiliated schools to return the papers "in their original forms".

It has also set up a three-member committee, headed by the Director of Education (Schools), to find out the facts and circumstances that led to the leakage of question papers.

COHSEM, however, was yet to announce fresh dates for the examination.

PTI

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