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CBI registers preliminary enquiry in SSC paper leak case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry into alleged irregularities in the (SSC) examination held on February 21 this year, officials said today.

They said the agency had examined the reference received from the enquiry into the matter.

After examining the allegations, a decision was taken to initiate a preliminary enquiry in the matter, the officials said.

A preliminary enquiry is the first step of a probe by the CBI where the agency assesses whether the allegations have enough prima facie material for registering an FIR.

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 in the Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) exam.

The (SSC), which conducts examination for had recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leaks in one of its tests held on February 21.

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

They demanded a CBI enquiry into the allegations of leak of questions of the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination (CGLE) 2017 held from February 17 to 22 this year.

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.

Out of these, around 1.5 lakh candidates were shortlisted after the Tier-1 exam, he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 18:25 IST