Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Government has entrusted the task of probing the State Board examination paper leak case to the Special Investigation Cell (SIC) of Arunachal Pradesh Police days after Class VIII Social Science and Science subjects exams were cancelled following reports of question paper leak, police sources said on Sunday.
“The investigation of the State Board examination paper leak case has been handed over to the SIC,” confirmed a senior police officer from Bomdila, the headquarters of West Kameng district, where the paper leak incident was reported on February 23 and 24 last.
So far, one person (the principal of Dirang Valley Public School, Tezi Ramadasow) has been arrested in connection with the paper leak case, he said. Earlier in the day, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed “disgust and exasperation” over the report of paper leakage during the recently held State Board Examination of class VIII.
Mincing no words in condemning those involved, the Chief Minister said the crime committed is against an entire generation of future citizens of the state.
“I have taken the matter seriously and directed the Chief Secretary to hand over the case to SIC for investigation and no one found involved will be spared. I have been told that few arrests have been made but I want to ensure that not a single person involved should go scot-free,” Khandu informed.
Speaking at a function at the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Gaga in Kurung Kumey district, Khandu said he felt bad about speaking about the incident before the young students of the school.
“It pains me very much that when on one hand we are giving everything to uplift the education scenario of the state, few ill intended individuals throw water over our tireless efforts. I want to assure the young students, who are the future of our state, that whatever action is required to make a better Arunachal, I will not hesitate to take, no matter what or who,” Khandu assured.