Cuttack: A youth who posted a part of the Matriculation examination result in Facebook, 12 hours before its actual publication, blamed it on "unsound" technical practice by the website vendor which hosted the results.
Jnanasagar Naik, a city-based final year engineering student, claimed one of the websites selected by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) to host the results had not blocked the link while uploading the results yesterday evening or had not taken enough security measures to protect the results from public viewing.
The link was active for over an hour in the evening and the webpage was on public domain, Naik claimed, adding that he did not hack the website nor has done any crime by posting some information in the social networking site.
"Asked by a friend whose sister had appeared in the examination, I visited the website www.bseorissa.in last evening and found in one of its links the list of top 100 students in PDF format which I downloaded.
"As I am a former student of Ravenshaw Collegiate School and one of the students of the school bagged third position, I shared the Top Ten list with some of my former schoolmates in my Facebook account," he said, adding he did not know how a section of media got the entire Top 100 list.
To prove his innocence, he visited the Board office here today and gave his version to BSE President Satyakam Mishra in writing. Through Mishra, he urged the government to initiate an enquiry into the whole incident and clear his name from the unsavoury accusations.
A third party vendor hired by Odisha Computer Academy Center was hosting the results.