Guwahati: Assam DGP Gyanendra Pratap Singh stated on Thursday that the investigation into the incident involving the HSLC question paper leak is progressing at a fast pace.
In order to assess the progress of the investigation into the high-profile case involving the General Science question paper leak in the state’s High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Class 10 examinations, Assam DGP GP Singh travelled to Dibrugarh. As a result, the Secondary Education Board, Assam (SEBA) decided to cancel and reschedule the specific paper.
Addressing reporters there, GP Singh said, “The CID is actively pursuing all leads in the HSLC paper leak case. Our investigation is progressing rapidly. We are all working together as a team to find out the people behind it.”
He said, “Investigations into the HSLC paper leak case are underway in every district Assam. The CID is probing the matter based on the facts they uncovered while interrogating those detained yesterday in connection with the matter.”
According to DGP GP Singh, the investigation team is collaborating with WhatsApp officials to identify the source of the question paper leak.
He said, “The leaked question paper was rapidly distributed over WhatsApp. We are collaborating with the authorities of the messaging app to find out the source of the paper leak and have written to WhatsApp in this regard.”
GP Singh further went on to reveal about monetary transactions involved in the case. “We have information about transactions amounting to Rs 3,000 involved in the paper leak incident. We suspect that there are several points of origin of the question paper leak,” he said.
The Assam DGP added, “Monetary transactions also took place over mobile applications. So far, we have arrested 25 people out of which 13 are minors.”
Education minister for Assam Ranoj Pagu had commented on the situation and stated it was regrettable that teachers were implicated in the question paper leak.