Jharkhand Police on Saturday confirmed that it had arrested three people and detained another six in connection with the CBSE papers leak case. Among those arrested is also an individual, who’s being identified as Satish Pandey.
Pandey, who’s being described as a district coordinator of the ABVP in Jharkhand’s Chatra, is also believed to have been running a coaching centre, Study Vision. Taking a dig at the fresh revelation, the Congress attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by asking ‘his own people are responsible for destroying the future of young students.’ It added, “If you look at the BJP’s history, this appears to be true.”
Pandey, according to police, had sent the 28 March paper to students on 27 March via WhatsApp.
Mocking ABVP’s recent statement expressing concern over the papers leak, the Congress-affiliated student body tweeted, “Now that the name of ABVP member Satish Pandey is involved, we are eager to see whether @ABVPVoice will take action against this ‘culprit’. Time for them to prove their real ‘concern'”
Now that the name of ABVP member Satish Pandey is involved, we are eager to see whether @ABVPVoice will take action against this ‘culprit’. Time for them to prove their real ‘concern’.#ABVPLeaksCBSEPaper pic.twitter.com/rMpo9F0VAr
— NSUI (@nsui) March 31, 2018
Meanwhile, ABVP’s national general secretary, Ashish Chauhan, rubbished media reports that Pandey was associated with the student body affiliated with the RSS. Chauhan tweeted, “Puddling lies has been a congress trait, said accused is NOT an ABVP office-bearer; as per reports he owns a business and is not a student any more. We stand for thorough enquiry into CBSE Leak issue.”
This came after the Union education secretary, Anil Swarup, announced that the re-examination for Class 12 Economics paper will be conducted on 25 April, while the decision on the re-examination of Class 10 Math paper will be taken soon.
#ABVPLeaksCBSEPaper became a top Twitter trend on Saturday as Twitteratis sought to highlight the ‘anti-national’ acts of one of its office-bearers.
Not the first time students have had to face mental harassment at the hands of ABVP or one of their members. Now they’ve seemed to expand their reach from university students to school students. #ABVPLeaksCBSEPaper
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) March 31, 2018
— Sir Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhaqat) March 31, 2018
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) March 31, 2018
Don’t understand all this hate for BJP/ABVP for leaking the CBSE papers. As instructed by the PM, they were just trying to help students who are under so much stress. They are the real-Exam Warriors. #ABVPLeaksCBSEPaper
— Scotchy (@scotchism) March 31, 2018
An ABVP leader has been arrested for leaking CBSE paper. A BJYM leader was arrested fur spying for ISI. BJP leaders were involved in child trafficking in West Bengal. BJP MP was aware of Naliya Kaand. Yogi was aware of terror attack planning.
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) March 31, 2018