April 4, 2018, 1:12 pm
The Supreme Court today dismissed all petitions filed by students and others challenging an earlier decision taken by the CBSE to reconduct Class 10 and Class 12 exams after the question papers in certain subjects allegedly got leaked. The top court also turned down a plea for a CBI inquiry into the leaks of the Class 10 Mathematics paper and the Class 12 Economics paper.
A Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde said the Court cannot interfere in the discretion of the CBSE to conduct re-examination.
The CBSE earlier announced that the Class 12 Economics examination will be held on April 25 and also decided against holding a re-exam for the Class 10 Maths Paper. CBSE said that its decision came after a thorough analysis and evaluation of the answer sheets showed no specific trend that the leak had impacted the exam outcome.
Three people, including two teachers of a private school, were arrested by the Delhi Police on 1st April for their suspected roles in leakage of the Class 12 Economics Paper.