IGNOU Paper Leak: 20 Students Questioned, FIR Lodged
After reports of paper leak, the IGNOU question paper was found on the mobile phones of several candidates during the investigation.
The IGNOU paper leak most likely originated from a coaching centre group in Dwarka.
The Delhi Police have registered an FIR in the IGNOU paper leak case days after the question paper of the BCS-031 test were leaked through Whatsapp.
The police have also questioned 20 students to know more about the question paper leak at Indira Gandhi National Open University.
An FIR was lodged on Saturday at the Dabri Police Station of Dwarka district in the national capital on charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy over the leakage of C++ question paper. This was done on the complaint of IGNOU Registrar SG Swami.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Anto Alphonse told IANS: "We are investigating the case of IGNOU question paper leak and trying to locate the starting point from where it originated on WhatsApp."
According to an FIR copy accessed by IANS, the question paper leak was detected first time by the Registrar of IGNOU on December 5 after it reached him on his Whatsapp number in transmitted format.
When he was confirmed that the question paper was leaked from the Dwarka examination centre under Dabri Police Station, the Registrar alerted observers of various examination centres in Delhi.
"Since the matter was highly sensitive, we informed the Chairman about the leak. During inquiry, we found the same question paper on mobile phones of several candidates," said Vijay Pal, the observer of Dwarka centre.
The investigation revealed that the question paper was transmitted first from one group of students belonging to a coaching centre in Dwarka.
According to the officer, although IGNOU has mentioned a phone number in the FIR, it is yet to be established whether it was the origin point of the paper.
(Source: IANS and IndiaToday Education)
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