Two cops brought to Kathmandu over SEE question leak

Published On: April 4, 2019 08:16 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has recalled two policemen to Kathmandu for investigation suspecting their involvement in the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) questions leak in Province 2.

On March 29, the CIB started investigation into the leaks after the National Examinations Board (NEB) sought CIB help.

Two policemen from Saptari have been brought to Kathmandu on suspicion of their involvement in leaking the question papers, according to CIB sources. However, the CIB sources did not disclose the names.

The question paper of science in Province 2 was posted on the social media well ahead of the examinations on March 28. Similarly, the question paper of social studies exam scheduled for March 29, was also leaked before the exams. The exams scheduled from March 28 to April 4 including the two subjects were cancelled and rescheduled for April 5 to 12.

The CIB sources revealed that question papers were reportedly sold to the examinees in Saptari district.

According to the NEB, the question papers are dispatched from the NEB to District Police Office, which sends the papers to the police posts, nearest to the exam centers in coordination with the District Coordination Committee.

“We are doing forensic investigation of the leaks,” said DIG Niraj Bahadur Shahi of CIB. “We can give details only after the investigation concludes. The CIB team is working in coordination with the local police,” DIG Shahi added. “We are also investigating whether more persons were involved in the leaks.”

A total of 70,518 students are appearing in the SEE exams at 262 exam centers in Province 2.

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