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Govt exam papers leak: Bihar-based gang may have leaked NEET, SSC, UPSC papers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 October 2016, 15:36 IST

A Bihar-based gang has been nabbed for allegedly leaked the question papers of a few top government exams, including the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

All four members of the gang were arrested on 15 October. During interrogation, the gang admitted that they had "sold" the NEET question paper to few candidates. However, the leaked paper was different from the original NEET paper issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

In the light of the arrests, vigilance officials are likely to cancel some of the government examinations - including the Punjab water resources development board recruitment examination, which is conducted by the Thapar University in Patiala.

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"Besides the information being gathered from the statements of the accused, we have secured electronic evidence from them about the other examinations that were compromised," Surjit Singh, Additional Inspector General (AIG), Vigilance Bureau, who heading the investigation team told the Hindustan Times.

"If the VB writes to us that the exam has been compromised, we will cancel it," said secretary, irrigation, Kahan Singh Pannu.

First published: 19 October 2016, 15:36 IST