03-31-2015, 04:36 PM
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) paper for March 29 was canceled after the question paper was reported leakage through WhatsApp. Many protests erupted in Lucknow with news of cancellation of the examination.
UP DGP Arvind Kumar Jain said that they had received real report paper leak hours before the exam started and students who bought the paper was charged Rs 5 lakh per-paper. Examination was then interrupted by the incident reported to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and chief secretary of the state, Alok Ranjan. Alok Ranjan said that the survey will be of a special task force (STF) and they will be arrested by lawsuits.
STF IG chief Sujeet Pandey has confirmed the leak through WhatsApp and said that 10 teams will look into it to get the necessary information and find out the culprit behind. Number of applicants for this year's exam was 4,43,079 of which only 60 percent of students actually appeared on the exam. The chief secretary said that no orders for the cancellation of the examination has come to them now and that they are waiting for the STF to deliver its report after the latest news will come.
UPPSC secretary Rizwan-ul-Rehman, however, said that no such report of paper leakage has been reported to them and exam over 20 US were conducted peacefully, without any obstacles.
The news of such examination fraud is not new and newer ways coming up every day to develop the technology. Both BJP and Congress state units have expressed their concern about the incident and demanded a CBI inquiry on the matter.