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Bihar SSC chairman arrested in test paper leak case

IANS Patna 24 Feb 2017, 13:38:44 IST

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police today arrested the state's Staff Selection Commission Chairman (SSC) from Jharkhand in connection with a question paper leak case.

Sudhir Kumar, a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who heads Bihar's SSC, was arrested along with four of his close relatives from Hazaribag.

The SIT team was interrogating Kumar, an official said, adding that he will be brought to Patna later today.

Kumar was missing and on the run after the leak of the BSSC question paper surfaced on February 8. Following this, the exam was cancelled.

The examination is conducted for appointment of clerks in the state government, the first phase of which was held on February 5.

The questions were leaked on WhatsApp, an online chatting platform, as soon as the exam began at 11 a.m. on that Sunday, media reports said.

More than 20 persons, including Secretary Parmeshwar Ram, have been arrested till date in the case.