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HSC commerce exam paper leaked; five students booked

Prior to Mathematics and Statistics, the question papers of Marathi, SP and Physics were also leaked on the instant messaging platform.

Published: 11th March 2017 12:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 12:57 AM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: Another HSC question paper, this time that of commerce stream, was leaked before the exam today and five students were booked from two different exam centres in suburban Kandivali, police said.
According to police, the photos of the exam paper of Book Keeping and Accountancy subject were found stored in the mobile phones of these students.
"These students were checked when they arrived at two different exam centres-- Naravane School and Balbharti Junior College-- both located in Kandivali. The photographs of today's question paper was found stored in their mobile phones," police said.
Two cases have been registered against the students.
"They have been booked under the relevant sections of Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board & Other Specified Exams Act as well as the IT Act," a senior officer attached to Kandivali police station, said.
The officer said that none of the students have been arrested as the exam is underway.
"We will carry out an investigation. But since they are students and their exam is underway this is not the right time to arrest them or take any harsh action," he said.
Police have seized three mobile phones from the students.
The examinations of Class 12 (HSC), conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education have started from February 28.
So far, the question papers of at least five subjects have leaked on WhatsApp.
Prior to Mathematics and Statistics, the question papers of Marathi, Secretarial Practise (SP) and Physics were also leaked on the instant messaging platform.
The question paper of Marathi language was circulated on a social media platform just ahead of the exam on March 2. The Secretarial Practise paper too began to circulate on social media minutes before the exam on March 4.

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