Bihar question paper leak scandal case transferred to the vigilance court

Bihar question paper leak scandal case transferred to the vigilance court

PATNA: The case concerning the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) question paper leak scandal has been transferred to the vigilance court from the Patna City Civil court.

“The step was necessitated after the SIT requested the court to include sections under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Information Technology Act, 2000 in the case against the accused involved in the racket,” the local daily Hindustan Times reported today.

The case which was transferred to the vigilance court on Tuesday surfaced last month after the state government ordered an investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) when the question papers of the clerical exams got leaked.

During the investigation, the police found the case true and nabbed several top BSSC officials who included chairman Sudhir Kumar, IAS and secretary Parmeshwar Ram. Both are in jail now.

The state government has rejected demand by the opposition to get the case investigated by the CBI but has announced none will spared irrespective of their political stature.

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