CBI to investigate SSC exam paper leak; protest continues
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Mar-2018

New Delhi, March 5: Union Minister Rajnath Singh has accepted demands raised by protesting students and announced that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, the Centre has accepted the demands of protesting candidates and has given orders for a CBI inquiry. He urged the students to end their protest.

Meanwhile, the students welcomed the government decision but they refuse to call off protest until a proper format is released.

Earlier, SSC had recommended a CBI probe into the alleged leak of the question paper of its Combined Graduate Level Exam conducted between February 17 and 22. SSC chairman Ashim Khurana said that the commission has written a letter to the ministry of personnel asking for a CBI probe.

The SSC had already asked the Delhi police crime branch to look into the matter. It has cancelled one paper due to technical glitch but candidates claim this paper was leaked. The SSC is likely to reschedule this test for March 9.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants have been protesting since February 27 alleging that the exam papers were leaked in the Combined Graduate Level-Test Tier II examination held on February 21. They also alleged mass cheating during the exam.