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CBI enquiry in SSC paper leak: Searches conducted in Jaipur

It was alleged that the computers of some candidates were remotely accessed by unknown persons with the help of software which was not supposed to be installed in the PCs of the candidates. These unknown persons helped certain candidates in solving questions.

May 28, 2018, 9:36 am

CBI
Jaipur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids in Jaipur and 10 other places including Chennai and Chandigarh in connection with the SSC paper leak case. The searches were conducted after the CBI registered a case against Sify Technologies Pvt Ltd’s head of content and 16 other private persons including students and unknown officials of Staff Selection Commission (SSC), a CBI spokesperson said. The men were booked under section 420 and 120B of IPC and various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Information Technology Act. The men have been charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct by the public servants and cheating by personation by using computer resources, the spokesperson said. He added that SSC had conducted online examination for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier – 1 in August,  2017. “SSC had executed an agreement with a Noida-based private technology company.  As per the agreement, the private company was entrusted to conduct computer mode examination and was also responsible for identification and preparation of test centers across India, preparation of adequate number of questions for making sets of question paper, capturing biometric and photograph of candidate’s registration, CCTV recording of each examination center. The company was also responsible for blocking the computer of the candidates from any access to all possible web resources,” the spokesperson said. It was alleged that the computers of some candidates were remotely accessed by unknown persons with the help of software which was not supposed to be installed in the PCs of the candidates. These unknown persons helped certain candidates in solving questions. The questions of CGL Tier – 2 Exam, 2017 were leaked following which they went viral on social media. After conducting a preliminary enquiry, the CBI booked 17 people. The searches were conducted in Jaipur also. The Rajasthan SOG had recently busted paper leak gangs with a similar modus operandi. The computers were remotely accessed during the constable recruitment exam, held online for the first time in Rajasthan. The exam was cancelled following reports of paper leaks at several examination centers, particularly in Jaipur.

First published: May 24, 2018