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Bihar recruitment body chairman, close relatives jailed in test paper leak scandal

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PATNA: The Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) chairman Sudhir Kumar who was arrested along with his family members in connection with test paper leak scandal was sent to jail on late Saturday night.

Kumar along with his family members was produced in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Khyati Singh late Saturday night after which all were sent to jail. Kumar is a senior IAS officer.

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BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar in police custody

While Kumar was sent to the Phulwari jail, his relatives were forwarded to the Beur jail in Patna, as per police reports. Police claim to have procured sufficient evidence against all the accused persons.

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Earlier on Saturday, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the question paper leak of a clerical exam arrested Bihar the BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar from Hazaribag town in Jharkhand along with four other relatives.

As per reports, Kumar had been missing since the scam surfaced earlier this month. His family however claimed Kumar is innocent and is being made the “scapegoat”.

This is the second big arrest in the case. Earlier the SIT had arrested BSSC secretary Parmeshwar Ram in connection with the scam. So far more than 20 persons have been arrested in connection with the case.

Earlier, the state government cancelled the clerical examination conducted by the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) after reports of question paper leak.

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