SSC CGL 2013 Paper Leaked: 9 Held

Nine people, including six government officials, were arrested in connection with a case of Staff Selection Commission examination paper leak, police said today.

Of the nine arrested who were allegedly helping candidates in Combined Graduate Level Tier-I Examination-2013, one is a lower division clerk, two policemen and another is a a sales tax inspector who is awaiting his civil service results.

The arrested have been identified as teachers Amit Kumar, Mukesh Kumar and Ashu Sharma, head constable Ajit Singh, constable Sahil Kadyan and students Ravinder Singh and Kulvir Singh. Another accused Macchita Malik is a Sales Tax Inspector awaiting his civil service results, while Lohit Vats is a clerk in External Affairs Ministry, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

Acting on a tip-off, a Crime Branch team led by Inspector B. K. Badola mounted a raid at a house in Pooth Kalan on April 21 and found all the nine accused present inside a room with two laptops, a printer and mobile phones. The accused had received the question paper on an electronic device from one Bijender Chhikara and were trying to solve the same.

The question paper in possession of the accused was found to be photocopy of the original paper.

The examination was being conducted across the country and taken by several lakh candidates. The successful candidates are appointed Income Tax Inspectors, Preventive Officers, Custom Examiners, Excise Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors in the Central Bureau of Investigation depending upon the marks scored.

Two laptops, two pen-drives, a printer, three data cards and 10 mobile phones were seized during the raid.

A case has been registered under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with life imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code.

They were allegedly in possession of photocopy of the original SSC exam paper

Source: Business Standerd (22-Apr-2013) , The Hindu (22-Apr-2013)