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CBSE files another FIR over fake news about paper leak


New Delhi, The Central Board of Secondary Education on Friday lodged another complaint with Delhi Police demanding stern action against perpetrators circulating fake news on social media regarding paper leak and availability of question papers prior to the examinations. "Further to the FIR lodged with Delhi Police on 6th March 2019, the board has filed another complaint on 7th March 2019 requesting Delhi Police to take stern action against the perpetrators," stated the CBSE circular here on Friday. The press note stated that the board exams which began on February 15, 2019, have been successfully conducted in 167 subjects. In fact the mathematics examination held on March 7, 2019 was the largest in terms of numbers wherein 1,90,4817 candidates appeared. The Board has taken several security initiatives, in order to conduct examinations in a smooth manner. To avoid panic and confusion, the board has also issued advisories and public notices in newspapers to all the students and parents to be aware of fake news which is being circulated by unscrupulous persons. The Board has located more uploads on You Tube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers of subjects and filed yet another complaint and again written to Delhi Police to take suitable and strict action against miscreants under provisions of IPC and IT Act. The Board seeks the cooperation of public not to believe the fake, unverified news and help in maintaining the sanctity of examinations at all cost.

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