SSC paper leak case: CBI registers preliminary enquiry in CGL exam 2017

SSC Paper Leak CBI registers preliminary enquiry in the case

SSC Paper Leak CBI registers preliminary enquiry in the case

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC), which conducts examination for subordinate services had recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leaks in one of its tests held on 21 February. 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. The investigating agency had received a reference for the case from the Central government, which ordered a CBI enquiry into the matter after several protests were staged demanding the same.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry into alleged irregularities in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination held on 21 February this year, officials said on Wednesday. "The decision to convert the preliminary enquiry into an FIR will be decided later after the investigators will find enough material in the matter", the CBI official said.

The protestors had earlier pressed for a CBI enquiry into the allegations of leaking of the SSC question papers of the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination 2017. However, SSC aspirants alleged that the question paper has been leaked on social media and staged protests from February 27.

The commission conducts examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts in the central government.