PATNA: The Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) chairman Sudhir Kumar who was arrested along with his family members in connection with test paper leak scandal was today placed under suspension by the state government.
Reports quoting local media said a notification about his suspension was issued by the General Administration Department today.
The suspension of the officer comes amid repeated demands by the IAS Officers Association to release Kumar and order a CBI probe into the test paper leak scandal.
The Association people have so far met the Governor, the chief minister and the Bihar Assembly Speaker in support of their demand but failed to get reprieve till date.
Kumar along with four other relatives was arrested last month from Hazaribag town in Jharkhand by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the question paper leak of a clerical exam.