Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu on Wednesday clarified that the reports of chemistry question paper leak in the ongoing Higher Secondary examinations are entirely untrue.
This comes after several reports on Tuesday claimed that the handwritten question paper of chemistry subject for the HS examination had been leaked. On top of that a picture of the allegedly leaked paper was also doing the rounds on social media.
However, the Assam cabinet minister for education has now come forward to debunk the reports claiming them to be fake. Ranoj Pegu also said that he personally checked the matter of chemistry question paper leak and found that the reports were baseless.
Taking to Twitter, the Assam education minister wrote, “The news of chemistry question paper leak in the current HS examination is completely fake and baseless. I have personally checked the matter. We are taking utmost care and maintaining vigilance. Please don’t heed fake news and rumours.”
Ranoj Pegu also shared a press release from Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), which conducts HS exams in Assam, regarding the chemistry question paper leak.
The release dated February 28 mentioned, “It has come to the notice of AHSEC about the reports on electronic media of chemistry question paper for the ongoing HS final exams in Assam getting leaked. The council pleads to students to refrain from entertaining such reports and put their entire focus on the remaining exams.”
It may be noted that on February 13, Lakhimpur Police arrested one person on charges of leaking third year paper of Health Department Examination in Assam.
The examination was held on the day before. As per reports, a part of the question paper was found in the examination hall. Thereafter, someone made it viral by taking a picture of it. The title ‘Begum’ could clearly be seen on the paper. However, the authorities couldn’t clearly figure out the name.
Following investigation into the incident, it came to light that the main suspect behind Morigaon’s Moirabari paper leak incident is a woman from Assam’s Lakhimpur district named Nasma Begum.