On March 3, the 12th grade math lesson was held (Representative Image)
The teacher who went to the center to collect papers sent the pictures before the exam
Mumbai Police has arrested five people in connection with the Maharashtra Board Class 12 Maths paper leak. According to The Indian Express, the principal and two teachers are among those arrested. Maths papers for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams were leaked last week. The paper was distributed on social media half an hour before the exam began.
On March 3, the 12th grade mathematics lesson was held. Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch started investigating the matter after a local student received a maths question paper before the exam, after which an incident was registered in Mumbai’s Dadar.
According to police, a female teacher at a school in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was responsible for the paper leak. He was among those responsible for collecting question papers from the examination center and taking them to school.
Before reaching the school with the question papers, the teacher along with the driver opened the packet and clicked the pictures of the questions. The woman then sent the photographs to some school officials as well as her sister, who sold the leaked paper to others at Rs 10,000 per copy, police added.
After the leak came to light, the police started an investigation and have now arrested five people from Matoshree Bhagubai Bambare College in Ahmednagar. The accused have been identified as teachers Sachin Mahnoor, Kiran Dige and Archana Bambare and school principal Bhausaheb Amrute. A driver named Vaibhav Dam was also arrested. Police are currently scanning the WhatsApp chats and call details (CDR) of the five accused, The Times of India reported.
Two students were arrested after police questioned them. One of the students was caught with a mobile phone in which the question paper of Mathematics was leaked. The student told the police that he got the paper from his cousin in Ahmednagar. Police inspector Shyam Nair said the police then tracked down the college where the question paper was leaked and arrested those involved in the irregularity. The accused have been brought to Mumbai and will be produced in court today, March 9.
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