UP: 24 Including 2 Journalists Arrested In Board Class 12 English Paper Leak Case

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Highlights:

  • The English exam which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday across 75 districts was cancelled due to the paper leak
  • The director of secondary education clarified that the exam was cancelled in 24 districts on the grounds of “suspicion of the paper leak”
  • CM Yogi Adityanath had directed the Special Task Force (STF) of the state police to investigate the case
  • Nearly 51,92,689 students are registered to appear in the Uttar Pradesh Board Examination 2022

On Thursday, seven more people including two local journalists were detained in the Uttar Pradesh Board Class 12 English exam paper leak case. As yet, around 24 individuals have been held in connection to the matter. The English exam which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday from 2 pm to 5:15 pm across 75 districts was cancelled due to the paper leak.

The districts in which the exam was cancelled are namely Agra, Mainpuri, Mathura, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Bagpat, Baduan, Shahjahanpur, Unnao, Sitapur, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Jalaun, Chitrakoot, Ambedkarnagar, Pratapgarh, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Ballia, Varanasi, Kanpur Dehat, Etah and Shamli.

The director of secondary education Vinay Kumar Pandey clarified that the exam was cancelled in 24 districts on the grounds of “suspicion of the paper leak” of series 316 ED and 316 EI of Intermediate English Exam in Ballia. As per reports, the exams are now scheduled to be conducted on April 13 in the aforesaid districts. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had directed the Special Task Force (STF) of the state police to investigate the case. He also enforced the National Security Act against the culprits.

The UP-board examination that commenced on March 24, according to the original exam schedule, is to be concluded in 15 to 20 working days. Around 8,373 exam centres have been established across Uttar Pradesh. Nearly 51,92,689 students are registered to appear in the Uttar Pradesh Board Examination 2022.

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