The High Court on Thursday ordered a judicial probe into the allegations of question paper leakage in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations.
Following a writ petition, an HC bench comprising Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir also directed the authorities concerned to form an administrative investigation body to look into the allegations, said Supreme Court lawyer Ainunnahar Siddiqa, one of the writ petitioners.
The court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their failure and inaction to prevent the leakage of question papers should not be declared illegal and unlawful, she said.
Twenty government officials, including education, law and home secretaries, and chairmen of the education boards, were made respondents to the rule which is returnable in three weeks, the lawyer added.
The court asked the authorities concerned to submit the probe reports before it within 30 days.
Three lawyers, including Ainunnahar, filed the writ petition with the High Court on Wednesday seeking its order for a judicial probe into the question paper leakage and taking the SSC exams freshly cancelling those have already been held.
Ainunnahar said the SSC examinations for nine out of 10 subjects were held amid the leakage of question papers.