Question paper leak issue, Patna police raid BSSC

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PATNA: On Thursday a vigilance court sent incarcerated secretary of the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC), Parmeshwar Ram and two others on two-day Police remand in connection with the question paper leak of intermediate level examination, 2017.

Arun Kumar, nephew of senior IAS officer Sudhir Kumar, who has since been jailed and suspended was among those to have been forwarded on Police remand.

On Friday Kumar’s bail petition will be heard.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Patna Police raided the BSSC office on Thursday to collect more evidence against Kumar and Ram.

The BSSC office was raided by the SIT on March 3, but reportedly failed to secure vital clues. The court had permitted the SIT to re-examine documents at the BSSC office with certain riders.

The SIT was at the BSSC office and were searching the official chambers of the accused and some computers for more than one hour.

But, it was not immediately known if it had found vital clues during the raid. The raid was conducted on the basis of the statement of Niti Ranjan, an IT expert, engaged with the BSSC, an officer said.

Ranjan had disclosed several startling fact, which had to be corroborated, he said.

“We are still verifying Ranjan’s statement, he said.

The SIT had recently raided Kumar’s house at Hazaribagh in Jharkhand and secured some documents and electronic devices which were later sent to the forensic science laboratory, Patna, for examination, a police officer said.

Police arrested Kumar and his three relatives from the Hazaribagh residence of the officer on February 24, while Ram was arrested on February 8.

 

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