Assam Police recruitment query paper leaked, CM orders probe

Guwahati, September 20

The query paper of the written examination for 597 posts of sub-inspector within the Assam Police was leaked and authorities cancelled the check on Sunday minutes after it had commenced throughout the state, officers mentioned.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was instantly knowledgeable concerning the query paper being leaked and he ordered cancellation of the examination. He additionally requested the director common of police (DGP) to inquire into the matter, they mentioned.

The query paper was underneath strict possession of district police forces, the officers mentioned.

“The question paper had four different sets with corresponding answer keys. Around 11.50 am, I got a WhatsApp message containing one set. I immediately checked it and unfortunately, it happened to be one set,” State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB) Chairman Pradeep Kumar advised PTI.

Several district superintendents of police knowledgeable that the examination, which had began at 12 pm, had been stopped instantly after directions from the SLPRB, he mentioned.

Kumar mentioned the chief minister and the DGP have been knowledgeable concerning the query paper leak instantly and Sonowal directed cancellation of the examination.

“There were around 66,000 candidates for 597 unarmed sub-inspector posts. Within a month, we will announce new dates for the written examination. It will be followed by physical tests and computer knowledge,” the SLPRB chairman mentioned.

Asked concerning the doable supply of the leak, Kumar mentioned the papers have been taken from Guwahati by all district police with correct escorts and these have been underneath their custody until the examination began this afternoon.

“A proper investigation will detect the source and find the culprits. The case has been handed over to the CID already. The IG (inspector general) of the Special Branch will do a separate inquiry. Also, the Karbi Anglong police will register a case as the WhatsApp message was anticipated to have originated from there,” he mentioned.                               

Chief Minister Sonowal has instructed the DGP to apprehend the culprits concerned within the leaking of the query paper for the recruitment of police officers.

“The CM instructed the DGP to identify the nexus, which conspired to spoil the recruitment process, and give strict punishment as soon as possible,” an announcement from the Chief Minister’s Office mentioned.

On September 12, the SLPRB chairman had issued a discover cautioning candidates towards touts after an audio clip went viral that promised sub-inspector jobs towards fee of cash.

“The candidates need not pay any money anywhere during the entire process of recruitment. If anyone demands money at any stage of recruitment, a criminal case will be taken against him/her,” the discover had mentioned. PTI

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