Maharashtra: 5 held, 2 wanted for SSC paper leak

April 15, 2019

Five persons, including two private coaching class owners, were arrested in a SSC paper leak in Bhiwandi in Thane district, Maharashtra. Two others are on the run.

“The Algebra, Geometry, Science I and II and History papers of March 11, 13, 15, 18 and 20 were leaked by the accused. Around a dozen students, including ten girls, who got the leaked papers on WhatsApp are also being interrogated,” PTI quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bhiwandi) Ankit Goyal on Sunday.

The police will write to the Pune-based Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education about these students once the probe is over.

Those arrested have been identified as coaching class owners Shaikh Vazir Hafizur Rehman (39) and Ambar Malik Afroz Ansari (27), private tutors Mohammad Nabid Mohammad Ansari (27), Intekhab Nishad Patel (32) and Mubin Mohammad Faqui Mobbi (38). He said police are on the lookout for teacher Sajid Kharbe and coaching class owner Azgar Ali Barot.

The accused have been charged for cheating under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices Act University Board and Other Specified Examination Act, 1982.

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