The issue of Bihar Staff Selection Commission question paper leak on Monday rocked the state assembly, with opposition BJP and its allies demanding a CBI probe due to alleged involvement of two politicians of the ruling Grand Alliance.

“The state government should recommend a CBI probe into the leak as the involvement of two leaders of the ruling dispensation has been reported,” Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar said in the assembly.

The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader also demanded that the Nitish Kumar government make the names of the involved politicians public.

“It is shocking and unfortunate that various scams, including the exam toppers scam and SC/ST scholarship scam, have been reported one after another in Bihar in one-and-half years,” Prem Kumar said.

Earlier, assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary adjourned the house till 2 p.m. after BJP legislators, along with allied members, shouted slogans and created ruckus during Question Hour ahead of the presentation of the state budget for 2017-18.

The Bihar IAS Officers Association, protesting against the arrest of senior IAS officer and Staff Selection Commission Chairman Sudhir Kumar from neighbouring Jharkhand in the case, also demanded a CBI probe.

Sudhir Kumar was arrested along with four close relatives from Hazaribagh last Friday and sent to jail.

A state police Special Investigation Team claimed it has solid evidence against Sudhir Kumar.

After the leak of question papers surfaced, the exam for recruitment of clerks conducted on February 5 and 8 was cancelled.

After the questions were leaked on social media sites WhatsApp and Facebook on both dates, they went viral.

The SIT also arrested a printing press owner from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, where the BSSC question papers were printed.

More than 20 persons have so far been arrested in the case.

First Published | 27 February 2017 8:28 PM
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