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CBI starts probe in SSC paper leak, files PE

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry to probe the alleged irregularities in the (SSC) examination held last month, an said on Wednesday.

The move comes after the (CBI) examined the references received from the Central into the matter.

The (SSC), which conducts examination for subordinate services, had recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leaks in the Combined Graduate-Level (Tier-II) exam 2017 held on February 21.

Students have been protesting outside the SSC office at in the national capital since February 27, seeking a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak.

"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. 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 said.

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

In the CGLE-2017, more than 30 lakh candidates across the country had applied for just over 8,000 vacancies, for Personnel had said.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 22:50 IST