CBSE calls paper ‘leak’ news “fake” but also accuses “miscreants”

Close on the heels of the SSC Exam scam, where questions were allegedly leaked online, came news that the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper too was allegedly leaked

NH Web Desk

Following complaints about the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked, allegedly on Whatsapp, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, ordered a Directorate of Education inquiry into it on Thursday. Sisodia demanded swift action so that “hard-working students do not suffer due to the "negligence of the Central Board of Secondary Education".

"Received complaints about the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked. Have asked officers of to investigate and lodge a complaint with the CBSE," Sisodia said in a tweet.

CBSE says there was no leak; calls it 'fake' news

The CBSE, however, denied allegations of paper leak of its Class 12 Accountancy examination, asserting that all seals were found intact in the examination centres. The board also said that it has approached the police against those spreading "false" news. However, PTI quoted a senior CBSE official saying “At local level, some miscreants may have circulated messages through WhatsApp and other social media platforms to hurt the sanctity of the exam". The official added that the CBSE was lodging an FIR. Delhi Police said they have not received any complaint.

The CBSE has been at the receving end of heavy criticism from several quarters, besides Sisodia.

With agency inputs

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