GUWAHATI, March 7 - Close on the heels of the physics question paper leakage in the ongoing HSSLC examination conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and the burning of HSLC examination answer-scripts, the leakage of the HSSLC Biology question paper has rocked the State today.
The AHSEC has deferred the exam on the Biology paper to March 19 following the leakage. The exam was scheduled for tomorrow.
AHSEC chairman NM Hussain told The Assam Tribune that a CID probe and a departmental inquiry had been instituted to get to the roots of the disturbing development.
�It�s extremely unfortunate and disturbing that two such incidents have taken place in quick succession. We are treating the matter very seriously, and the probes should fix responsibility on culprits for their wrongdoings. We have deferred the Biology examination to March 19,� he said.
Hussain also termed the development as mysterious, saying that it could be an act of sabotage. �Only a thorough probe will clear things up. But given the pattern of the developments, the sabotage angle cannot be ruled out,� he added.
Expressing shock and anguish over the question paper leakage, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) said that the repeated incidents exposed the worthlessness of the of the State Government, the Education Minister, the Chief Minister and the AHSEC in particular.
Our Jorhat Correspondent adds: During the ongoing investigation into the case of burning of HSLC answer-scripts at Sankardev Seminary here, Jorhat police today arrested the school�s night-watchman Bipul Kakoty who was on duty during the arson period.
Police said Kakoty has been remanded in four-day police custody after he was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here today.
According to police, the accused person, who was booked for his alleged involvement in criminal trespass and endangering safety through negligence in duty, is yet to reveal his involvement in the crime though police has started questioning him after his arrest.
The team of CID officials also questioned several other staff-members of the school today.