14November2018

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

CBSE Question Paper Leak Case: Hon’ble Court Passes Judgement

Port Blair, Sept. 19: In the CBSE Question Paper leak case, the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta, Circuit Bench at Port Blair today passed the judgement. The Hon’ble Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and The Hon’ble Justice Asim Kumar Mondal in today’s judgement upheld the conviction of the appellants namely, P. Krishnamaraju, M.J. Vijayan, Abdul Salam and Abdul Rasheed and reduced the sentence to the imprisonment already undergone by each one of the said appellants without, however, making any change in the sentence of fine including the default clause.

The judgement reads:

"(1) Government Appeal No.001 of 2012 filed by the State against M.P. Arun is dismissed. The bail bond executed by M.P. Arun in terms of the earlier order passed by this Court stands discharged accordingly.

(2) The conviction of each one of the appellants namely, P. Krishnamaraju, M.J. Vijayan, Abdul Salam and Abdul Rasheed is upheld and the sentence is reduced to the imprisonment already undergone by each one of the said appellants without, however, making any change in the sentence of fine including the default clause.

With the aforesaid modification of the sentence in respect of each one of the aforesaid convicts, Criminal Appeals being Nos.008 of 2011, 001 of 2012, 002 of 2012 and 003 of 2012 filed by the convicts P. Krishnamaraju, M.J. Vijayan, Abdul Salam and Abdul Rasheed respectively are dismissed.

Let the Lower Court Records be sent down to the learned Special Judge together with a copy of this judgement immediately for taking necessary steps."