Submitted by Kumuda on Thu, 2016-03-31 14:57 Bengaluru: After postponing II PU Chemistry re-exam for the second time, the PU Board will now conduct the exam on April 12. A decision in this regard was taken after an early morning high-level meeting convened – following the news of paper leak – at Vidhana Soudha on Thursday. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar and senior officers of the department attended the meeting. Meanwhile, 40 officials of the PU Exam board have been suspended, holding them responsible for the whole chaos. It has been decided that Transport Department Commissioner Rame Gowda will head a three-departmental committee to probe how the question papers were leaked despite providing high-level security. Rame Gowda was a former director of PU Board during 2013. More than 1.75 lakh second PU students recieved a rude shock early morning that their Chemistry re-exam was put off again as the question paper was leaked, for the second time. According to the officials, around 3.30 am, Bengaluru city police alerted the PU Board Director Pallavi Akurathi that hand-written question papers were being circulated on WhatsApp. Immediately, these questions were compared with the original question papers and they found it to be similar. Following this, the officials decided to postpone the exam. Meanwhile, the PU board has directed the officials not to touch the question papers from treasuries. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said stringent action will be taken against those responsible for the mess. Meanwhile, BJP and JD(S) leaders in Assembly demanded resignation of Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar blaming him for the confusion. JD(S) leader HD Kumarswamy, who joined students in protesting against the PU Board at Malleswaram was asked to leave.