CBI starts probe in SSC paper leak, files PE

CBI starts probe in SSC paper leak, files PE

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged irregularities in the recent Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination. The protests that started off in the national capital, gained momentum with the aspirants agitating in other parts of the country including Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had chose to hear on March 12 a plea seeking an investigation into the alleged Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak.

This came after the central government accepted the demand of protesting candidates seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

On February 24, the SSC had released a notice, saying that the exam held on February 21 was delayed due to "technical reasons" and would be re-conducted on March 9, 2018.

CBI examined all the allegations received in the reference and arrived at a decision to initiate a preliminary enquiry into the matter.

Aspirants are suspecting a scam in the examination, stemming from the leak of the question paper that had surfaced on February 21.

The commission conducts examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts in the central government. Candidates have been protesting outside the SSC office here, demanding a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak in the Combined Graduate-Level examination.