In order to help its students score higher marks, a private college in Maharashtra allegedly leaked the HSC Mathematics paper and also compromised the Chemistry and Physics question papers. The authorities are being probed, a Mumbai crime branch official said on Thursday.
The alleged malpractice came to light after Mumbai police scrutinised the WhatsApp messages of a few students of Ahmednagar-based Matoshri Bhagubai Bambare Agriculture and Science College and questioned its principal and a few teachers arrested in the Mathematics paper case, the official said.
While five persons have been arrested so far in the case, the owner of the college is absconding. More arrests are expected, he said.
The Maths questions were shared with 119 students associated with the college an hour before the exam time, he said.
Later, Physics and Chemistry papers were also leaked to help the student score higher percentages, the official said.
Mumbai police started an investigation last month after a moderator found that a student at Dadar-based Dr Antonio D’Silva High School and Junior College got the Maths paper on his mobile phone before the exam.