The stringent National Security Act (NSA) has been invoked in opposition to three individuals, together with managers of two personal colleges, arrested in reference to the leak of the UP Board’s Class XII English query paper final month.
“We have invoked the NSA in opposition to Ravindra Nath Singh, Rajeev Prajapati, and Nirbhay Narayan Singh.
While Nirbhay and Ravindra had been managers of two personal colleges in Ballia who had been discovered to be concerned within the leak, Prajapati owns a pc store and was concerned within the leak and subsequent distribution of the query paper,” Superintendent of Police (Ballia) Raj Karan Nayyar mentioned on Wednesday.
The paper leak had led to the cancellation of the examination in 24 districts of the state.
Police had earlier mentioned that Nirbhay Narayan Singh of Maharaji Devi Smarak Inter College was the “mastermind” behind the paper leak.
According to the police, he had tampered with the query paper on the faculty and circulated it to different accused who bought the leaked query papers for Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000.
A complete of 55 folks have been arrested within the case to date, together with Ballia District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) Brijesh Mishra, who continues to be in judicial custody. Three native journalists – Ajit Ojha and Digvijay Singh of Amar Ujala newspaper, and Manoj Gupta of Rashtriya Sahara newspaper – had been additionally arrested within the case. They had been launched on bail on Tuesday after the police didn’t current proof in opposition to them.
Journalists in Ballia are persevering with their protests demanding the dropping of all the fees in opposition to the three journalists, claiming that they had been being “framed” by the native administration for reporting the query paper leak.