Prime News, National (New Delhi), March 5:- Following week-long protests by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants over the leak of examination papers, the government has given in to the demands of an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This comes a day after the SSC, which conducts the examination, recommended a CBI investigation into the alleged paper leaks in one of its tests held on February 21.
Confirming the same, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We have accepted demands of protesting candidates and have given orders for CBI inquiry, the protest should now stop.” Notably, the Supreme Court had decided to take a call on the issue on March 12.
Though the students welcomed the statement of the Home Minister, they said that the protests won’t be called off “until a proper format is released”. One of the protesting aspirants said, “We welcome Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s decision on CBI probe into alleged SSC exams scam. We are not going to call off the protest until a proper format is released, we will see if our demands are being met or not.”
In a statement, SSC chairman Ashim Khurana had said that a delegation of candidates, who were protesting against the alleged paper leaks, met him along with Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari and handed over a memorandum, following which the CBI probe was recommended. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).