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Assam: Prime accused in HSLC exam paper leak surrenders before police in Lakhimpur

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Guwahati, March 17: The prime accused in the Assam HSLC exam paper leak case, Kumud Rajkhowa, surrendered before police at North Lakhimpur police station on Friday afternoon.

According to reports, Rajkhowa, the headmaster of Dafalakata High School in Lakhimpur district, surrendered following a call by Assam DGP GP Singh.

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Friday staged protest across Assam and burnt the effigy of education minister Ranuj Pegu and demanded resignation of the minister.

On Thursday, police arrested another accused in the paper leak case in the Lakhimpur district.

Police said Pranab Dutta, officer-in-charge of the Lohit-Khabolu High school examination centre in Lakhimpur district, was arrested while he tried to escape in a boat to Majuli.

Assam CID stated that both Rajkhowa and Dutta were directly involved in leaking General science and Assamese question papers for the ongoing HSLC Exam conducted by the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA).

Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu and SEBA officials, especially Chairman RC Jain, have come under fire after the question papers of two subjects of the ongoing exams were leaked.

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