SSC exam paper leak: Anna Hazare meets agitating students in Delhi

Deadlock drags on over SSC exams as candidates continue protests over alleged mass cheating

Besides, it also agreed that all evidences of examination related malpractices submitted by candidates including the screenshots of the questions during the examination will be handed over to the CBI for enquiry.

With the protest against the alleged paper leak of the combined graduate level exam of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) spilling into the fifth day on Sunday social activist Anna Hazare reportedly met hundreds of SSC aspirants in the national capital and urged them to walk on the path of non-violence.

Its chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala compared the irregularities with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh since the BJP came to power in 2006.

Sources say sensing a political game behind the alleged SSC scam protest, BJP MPs Manoj Tiwari and Meenakashi Lekhi took up the matter with party president Amit Shah and home minister Rajnath Singh for a CBI probe initiated into the matter a demand of the students who were protesting for about a week.

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He wondered why the government is sleeping over complaints of mass copying at 14 centres on November 30, 2016 and the invigilators had to register an FIR in Jaipur on getting the papers solved by taking screen-shots of the computers. In Bhopal also, on 22 February, the commission had to cancel the exam after candidates found out that several questions were already marked with answers. The aspirants have asked for a CBI investigation into the case.

While the screenshots of the exam paper - along with answers - were widely circulated on social networking platforms, the SSC, in a statement issued earlier, said, "The commission has received a few screenshots in the afternoon of 23.2.2018 of quantitative ability (paper-1) apparently taken on 21.2.2018 at around 12.30 pm belonging to a candidate namely Sachin Chouhan (roll number 2201281955). The central government should immediately accept the aspirants' demand and order a CBI inquiry", Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Friday.

"I request those still sitting in protest to go home". 'NSUI supports the demand of the students for a CBI probe into this matter. Some students are planning to stage a protest in Jaipur also. ABVP, on the other hand wants probe into nexus of particular coaching centres and the former Chairman of SSC.

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