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BSSC question paper leak: Bihar govt cancels job exam, secretary arrested


PATNA: The state government today cancelled the clerical examination conducted by the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) after reports of question paper leak.

The government cancelled the examination today after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the matter submitted its report to the former today.

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The government would conduct the examination afresh, authorities said.

The police in the meanwhile have arrested the BSSC secretary Parmeshwar Ram after getting certain evidence of his alleged complicity in the paper leak.

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Last evening, the SIT had taken the secretary into custody after some incriminating documents concerning the paper leaks were recovered during extensive raids conducted at his Bhagwat Nagar-based residence in Patna.

During the raids which lasted for over five hours the SIT team seized admit cards of BSSC exams, attendance registers at the exam centres and some land papers, informed sources said.

“We can’t reveal much at this stage but can say we will very soon crack down on the gangs involved in the racket,” Patna’s senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj told the media today.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has said those involved in the alleged appointment racket will not be spared and will be ruthlessly dealt with.

The massive raids follow barely a day after the chief minister ordered an inquiry into the alleged question paper leak, and asked chief secretary and the DGP to probe the matter.

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