The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has lodged a police complaint alleging leak of the annual admission test question paper during the entrance exam for 2022.
The police said the exam was held in a south Kolkata college on May 8 where, according to allegations, the ISI officials had received information that the question paper was being circulated on WhatsApp.
“The ISI had formed an internal committee to investigate the matter and apparently found that a third-year senior research fellow, who was an invigilator that day and who also runs a private coaching centre, had taken a picture of an unused question paper on his mobile phone and generated a PDF in the exam hall. Later, he shared the re-typed question paper on a WhatsApp group among current and former students of the ISI,” said a senior officer at Lalbazar.
The officer said ISI officials had lodged a complaint with Shakespeare Sarani police station. A case has been initiated under IPC sections related to cheating, forgery and theft.
No one was arrested till Tuesday evening.
A senior institute official said an internal probe had failed to establish whether the paper was leaked or whether those writing the test were supplied with answers by someone from outside.
When contacted, ISI Cal-cutta director Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay said: “Please talk to the dean and deputy director.”