Following the leak of CBSE board exam papers and ensuing announcement of re-exams which have cast a shadow over the futures of lakhs of school students, Republic TV has received countless emails on the issue as part of the #SackCBSEChief campaign to ensure accountability in the matter.
Republic TV will be collating all the emails and sending them to the HRD minister.
On Wednesday, the CBSE issued a notification where it announced that the integrity of the Class X Mathematics exam and the Class XII Economics exam had been compromised and that re-examinations for the same would be held. The following day, thousands of affected students and parents took to the streets in protest against the leak. The CBSE has given scant assurance to the students, with chairperson Anita Karwal simply telling them to not worry and that the re-exam dates would be announced soon.
Earlier in the day, Republic TV learnt that the Crime branch has communicated with Google on the matter.
Google has been written to in order to ascertain information about the email that was sent to the CBSE chairperson tipping-off the board about the paper leak. The email had reportedly been sent from a Gmail account and contained 12 images of handwritten question papers as attachments.
he email was allegedly received the night before the CBSE Class X exam, i.e. late on Tuesday night / early on Wednesday morning. The sender had requested that the exam be cancelled, claiming the paper had been leaked. This information came to light in the second FIR in the case.
However, CBSE officials told Republic that they couldn't cancel the Mathematics exam as they feared a law and order situation.