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CBSE papers leak: School teacher leaked papers to realise his dream of becoming principal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Una-based teacher, allegedly involved in leaking Class 12 and Class 10 mathematics papers, harboured the ambition of becoming the principal of the school where he taught, and a relative had assured him she would get it done if he helped her get the papers, an privy to the probe said.

The CBSE Class 10 mathematics question paper was leaked by Rakesh Kumar, an at Centenary School in in Himachal Pradesh, who was arrested last week along with two other employees of the school - and - in connection with the paper leak.

The police said today was found to be also involved with the mathematics paper leak before the March 28 examination.

During intensive questioning by a team led by Rajesh Kumar, of police (Crime), he confessed his involvement and sending the images of handwritten copy of the papers to his bhabhi in Ferozepur, Punjab, the police said.

The 40-year-old woman, a at a college in Ferozepur, had assured of getting the principal's post at the school,

She had told him she has good contacts with the management in and if he helped her in getting the economics and mathematics papers for her relatives' children, she would ensure that he becomes the principal soon, said the

had filled a form applying for the post and she had told him she would ensure his candidature was given preference over other contenders. It was this greed to become principal that prompted Rakesh Kumar to leak the papers.

Police, however, said there was no monetary transaction involved and Rakesh Kumar did it only to realise his dream.

Today, the police said two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the leak of the mathematics paper.

The three accused were identified as Sheru Ram (35), of Union Of India, Om Prakash (58), of the same and the 40-year-old woman who had forwarded the handwritten question papers of Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics to others via WhatsApp from her cell-phone which later went viral on

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 20:55 IST