SSC exam paper leak: SC to hear plea seeking probe

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unnamedOn the SSC paper leak case, the Supreme Court on March 5 said it would hear a plea seeking an investigation into the alleged SSC exam paper leak on March 12.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC), on March 4, decided to recommend a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leaks in the Combined Graduate Level-Test Tier II examination held on held on February 21.

In a statement, SSC chairman Ashim Khurana said that a delegation of candidates, who were protesting against the alleged paper leaks, met him along with Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and handed over a memorandum.

“The commission agreed to recommend to the Department of Personnel and Training to request the government to conduct a CBI inquiry into the allegations of leak of questions of Paper-I on February 21and other related issues,” the statement said.

The candidates began protesting on February 27, just days after the Staff Selection Commission said it would conduct a re-test for those who took the Combined Graduate-Level Examination on February 21. Citing “technical reasons”, the SSC made the announcement on February 24 and scheduled the re-examination for March 9.

There has been a protest by SSC aspirants at the SSC office at CGO complex since February 27 demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leak of the examination held between February 17 and 21. The protest sparked soon after SSC announced that it would conduct a re-test for those who took the Combined Graduate-Level Examination on February 21 citing “technical reasons”. On February 24, SSC announced the re-examination date to be March 9.