The kingpin of the Class XII chemistry question paper leak case has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department. The exam that first took place on March 21 was cancelled after it was revealed that the question paper was leaked.
On March 31, hours before the rescheduled Chemistry exam was to begin, Department of Pre-University Education was alerted about question paper leak at two locations in the state. After this news, the state authorities and students in the state were in a state of shock.
The state government handed over the probe into the matter to CID, which has arrested several persons in connection with the case including the Officer on Special Duty to state minister Sharanprakash Patil. Cracking the whip, the government had suspended 40 officers and other staff of the Pre-University Department, and also transferred the Director following the leak.
Over 1.74 lakh students wrote the exam across the state finally on April 12 under strict vigil. The government had taken the decision to changing rules for the conduct of the exam to resolve the immediate crisis while the CID was on the lookout for the kingpin. In a big breakthrough, the government has found the kingpin. Shivakumariah, who is said to be the kingpin of the Chemistry paper leak was nabbed from a hideout near Hosur road on the outskirts of the city.