CBSE files FIR against fake paper leak news; requests strict action against miscreants

Abhay Anand | Mar 6, 2019 - 2:56 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MARCH 6: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has filed an FIR against miscreants spreading fake information related to class X and XII paper leaks. The Board has claimed that papers being circulated on various social media platforms are ‘Fake’, such news is being circulated by unscrupulous persons for personal and professional gains.

CBSE, in its notice, has cautioned the general public to remain vigilant and calm. The Notice reads, “the public is expected to cooperate with the board in dealing with such unsolicited situations.”

CBSEThe board has released instructions to all the students and parents to be aware of fake news regarding the paper leak and availability of question papers prior to the examinations on various platforms including social media.

The Notice reads further, “The Board has located a number of uploads available on YouTube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers of subjects in which examinations are yet to be conducted such as- Accountancy, Chemistry, Geography Class XII, English, Mathematics and Science of Class X. The papers being shown on these sites have been scrutinized and 100% have been found to be fake.”

CBSE has also requested Delhi Police in writing to take suitable and strict action against miscreants under provisions of IPC and IT Act so that the sanctity of examinations and several of the board’s
security initiatives remain unaffected and exams are conducted in a fair and smooth manner.

The Class X and XII Board examinations which began on February 15, CBSE has so far conducted examinations in 136 subjects.

In order to conduct examinations in a smooth manner, the CBSE has taken several security initiatives for conducting fair and smooth examinations. Few cases of fake and false news in circulation with the intention to thwart the good efforts of the Board and to create panic and confusion among the students and the public are being noticed.

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