BSSC paper leak matter: Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman Sudhir Kumar arrested

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman and senior IAS officer Sudhir Kumar was arrested today in connection with the BSSC exam paper leak matter. As many as six people have been arrested so far in connection with the matter. The paper was leaked on February 8, following which the exam was cancelled. Secretary of Bihar Staff Selection Commission Parmeshwar Ram was detained by the Patna Police after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) found convincing evidence against him at his house. The examination is conducted for appointment of clerks in the state government, the first phase of which was held last on February 5. According to reports, the questions were leaked on WhatsApp, an online chatting platform, as soon as the exam began at 11 a.m. on Sunday. As many as 27 people have previously been arrested by the police for allegedly possessing electronic devices meant for helping candidates in writing the paper for second phase of the examination. Last year Bihar was caught up in a similar scam of the Bihar School Examination Board toppers following which Chairperson of BSEB Lalkeshwar Singh , Secretary and proprietor of an Intermediate college Bachha Rai was arrested. (ANI)