The photographs of the leaked exam paper were found when the students were checked as they arrived at the exam centers in Naravane school and Balbharti junior college.Higher Secondary Certificate exam paper of Maharashtra board was leaked and five students were booked for the same on Friday. Their mobile phone contained the pictures of Book Keeping and Accountancy question papers.The students were giving exam in two different centers were caught and cases have been registered against them.
“The photographs of today’s question paper was found stored in their mobile phones. They have been booked under the relevant sections of Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Exams Act as well as the IT Act,” a senior police officer said.
The police said that "an investigation has been lodged but the students have not been arrested as their exam is underway.” “This is not the right time to take any harsh action,” the officer said. The students’ mobile phones have been seized.
The class 12 examination of Maharashtra State board began on Feb 28 and so far five question papers have been leaked on WhatsApp. These include Mathematics, Statistics, Marathi, Secretarial Practice and Physics. Question paper of Math was leaked only 20 minutes before the exam.