CBI registers preliminary enquiry in SSC paper leak case

SSC Paper Leak CBI registers preliminary enquiry in the case

SSC Paper Leak CBI registers preliminary enquiry in the case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged irregularities in the recent Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination.

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

Students have been protesting outside the SSC office at CGO complex in the national capital since 27 February, seeking a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak in the Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) exam.

"We have initiated a probe in the SSC paper leak after filing a preliminary enquiry which is the first step of a probe by the CBI".

In a statement, SSC chairman Ashim Khurana had said that a delegation of candidates, who were protesting against the alleged paper leaks, met him on the issue.

The SSC conducts examinations to recruit non-gazetted staff for central ministries and other institutions.

Over 30 lakh candidates across the country had applied for the test though more than 8,000 vacancies have to be filled. Out of these, around 1.5 lakh candidates were shortlisted after the Tier-1 exam, he said.

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