CBI Has Started Probe Into SSC Paper Leak: Centre Tells SC, SC Disposes The Petition
“In view of the submission made by the Learned ASG, no further order is required at this stage. However we grant the liberty to the petitioner to approach this court again if he is not satisfied with the probe”, the SC bench said.
The Centre today submitted before the Supreme Court that the CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry into the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leak and is probing the matter.
The preliminary enquiry has been launched against “unknown officers of Staff Selection Commission and other unknown persons for misconduct”.
Following this statement, a bench of justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre disposed off a public interest litigation filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma that sought a court-monitored probe by CBI into the paper leak of questions of the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination 2018 held from February 17 to 21.
Sharma said job aspirants have been protesting since February 27, seeking a CBI investigation into the paper leak and it had fallen on deaf ears.
The examination is an online test and is held to fill clerical posts in government offices.
“In view of the submission made by the Learned ASG, no further order is required at this stage. However we grant the liberty to the petitioner to approach the court again if he is not satisfied with the probe”, the bench said.
The bench had sought Centre’s response on March 12.
WHAT CENTRE’S NOTE SAID
“The complaint of Shri Ashim Khurana, Chairman, Staff Selection Commission government of India dated March 4, 2018, was received by CBI on March 5, 2018 from Joint Secretary, ministry of personal public grievances and pensions, DoPT”
“It had the following allegations regarding conducting of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) examination 2017 held from February 17, 208 to Feb 22, 2018, including alleged leakage of the question if any. Alleged deficiencies observed in the conduct of examinations by the service provider if any and other related issues, the role played by coaching centers in instigating and fuelling agitation”
“Accordingly CBI has registered preliminary enquiry on March 8, 2018 against unknown officers of Staff Selection Commission and other unknown persons for misconduct”.