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Telangana SSC English paper gets leaked on WhatsApp, officials shocked

21 March 2018

When they started checking students' phones, they found at least 12 had got the paper.

The SSC history and political science paper was allegedly leaked at a centre in Kalyan on Monday, an hour before the exam began, at 11am.

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A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre took note of the Centre's submission and disposed off a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the paper leak case.

The MSBSHSE, however, asked the school to continue with the scheduled exam, while registering a case with the police.

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The FIR was registered at the Titwala police station. "Through some students, we learnt about an impending leak and made a decision to check the bags of the students coming to the centre", Albin Anthony, administrator, Sacred Heart School, told Mirror. "We have suspended her and also chief superintendent of the centre Bharath Chouhan, departmental officer Jaganmohan, custodian and sitting squad member J Nagorao, " the collector said. According to school authorities, the leak was orchestrated by a private tutor who runs coaching classes in the neighbourhood.

The History paper of Class 10 was in circulation on social media right before the exam yesterday. The copy was found to be identical with the exam paper kept in the sealed bundle by the school administration. Police said more people are being probed for their role in the leak. Subsequently, the school authorities conducted a surprise check of the smartphones and bags of students who had appeared for the exam today.

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At around 9.30 am, officials at Kalyan's Sacred Heart High School received a tip off that some of the students had been told that they would get the question papers on their phones an hour before the exam by a few coaching class owners in Ulhasnagar.

Telangana SSC English paper gets leaked on WhatsApp, officials shocked