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Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC paper leaked, probe underway

According to the board, the question papers of algebra, geometry and science subjects were allegedly leaked on social media on March 11, 13, 15 and 18, before these SSC exam schedules, in Thane's Bhiwandi town

Maharashtra Board SSC exams have started from March onwards. Express Photo by Dilip Kagda (Representational image)

Question papers of three subjects of the Maharashtra State Board’s Class 10 examination have been allegedly leaked in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday. A case was registered in this connection, a police spokesperson said.

The MSBSHSE’s secondary school certificate (SSC) examinations began on March 1. According to the board, the question papers of algebra, geometry and science subjects were allegedly leaked on social media on March 11, 13, 15 and 18, before these SSC exam schedules, in Thane’s Bhiwandi town, the official said.

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The board in its complaint raised suspicion over two exam co-ordination centres in Bhiwandi, she said. Based on the complaint, a case was registered on Tuesday under IPC Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and provisions of the Information Technology Act as well as the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act, the official said.

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No arrest was made so far, the police said, adding that a probe was underway.

In 2018 too, History question paper of the ongoing Class 10 board exams was circulated on the social media at least an hour before the examination.