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CB fails to bust 2012 matric question papers theft case

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 30:

The Odisha Crime Branch police has failed to make a breakthrough in the much-talked-about Matric question paper theft in 2012.

The status report of the investigation, submitted to the Odisha High Court on Saturday by the additional SP, Crime Branch BP Choudhury, has admitted that the Crime Branch had failed to elicit more clues on the case in spite of its effort since two years.

Though the Crime Branch has been able to arrest two persons in this case, it has failed to collect more evidence to nab the prime accused, the report said. It also admitted that the possibility of making a breakthrough in the case are remote though the investigation is still on.

A division bench of the court comprising Justice Indrajit Mohanty and Justice BN Mohapatra, while hearing the case, directed the Crime Branch to continue its investigation and submit its report to the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SGJM) at Nimapara at regular intervals.

It may be mentioned that a set of question papers of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations were found stolen from the office room of the Bhagabati Vidyapeetha High School at Kakatpur of Puri district October 12, 2012.

Following the order of the state government, the Crime Branch police later arrested Rohit Kumar Bhola, a watchman and Patitapabana Chand, a peon of the school on October 12, 2012 for dereliction of their duty.