Four men have been arrested in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) controversy. The accused were arrested in Timarpur in North Delhi.

The protests claiming that the questions were leaked broke out in February, but the government dismissed the claims as mere allegations. However, after a series of conversation exchanges between the aspirants and the government officials, the case pertaining to the question paper leak was investigated, and four have been arrested. The Delhi Police and UP police worked in tandem to nab the culprits and seized Rs 50 lakh, 10 cellphones, and a laptop from the men.

150 people were bribed

The accused had hired over 150 people to hack the SSC servers and gain access to the question paper. The 150 people were bribed to solve the questions and were paid Rs10 lakh to Rs15 lakh per candidate.

The aspirants who protested said that the leaked questions were doing the rounds on social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp.

Furious aspirants expressed their dismay on Twitter. “Staff selection commission is playing with future of two crore job aspirants.They have been protesting against SSS scam since February 27 but no measures were taken by the government. The DoPT minister has been saying that there is no leakage.We are jobless, but not mentally ill,” said an aspirant on Twitter.

Staff selection commission is the murder of thousands of dreams. SSC has broken their faith,” tweeted another.

“After repeatedly getting ignored by staff selection commission and DoPT and outright rejection over complaints made my students, the youth of this nation is forced to show their agony in the form of protest once again on March 31,” posted a user on Twitter.

Now, the Parliamentary panel has requested the Staff Selection Commission to spare no efforts in ensuring that these tests are free from malpractices.

Gujarat link

Ruchi Gupta, AICC Jt Secretary, National in-charge, said that the SSC scam has a strong connection to Gujarat. “Without casting aspersion on anyone, there's an interesting Gujarat link in the recent leaks. SSC Chairperson: Ashim Khurana, Gujarat cadre IAS. CBSE Chairperson, Anita Karwal (1998, Gujarat cadre), and Gujarat Chief Electoral officer during the Lok Sabha election in 2014,” she tweeted.

After SSC, it has now come to light that the CBSE question papers were also leaked. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Member of Parliament from Guna, Madhya Pradesh, took to Twitter to express his sympathy to hardworking students. “First SSC, now CBSE. this exam paper leak is disgraceful and unacceptable. Feel extremely sorry for the lakhs of children who are suffering and being punished because of government incompetence. Heads must roll,” he said.

The CBSE has announced that students will have to take the exams again. This decision has provoked outrage among a vast majority of students who had no clue about the leaked papers.

Some parents took to Twitter to express the inconvenience caused to the families. One parent said that they have booked flight tickets for an overseas trip after the exam date, but now had to cancel the trip because the CBSE is forcing students to re-take the test. This is not fair to students who did not rely on the leaked question papers, said the parent.

"We are just students, not robots,” said a young user on Twitter.

According to reports, the CBSE was alerted about the question paper leak on March 23. They received a fax stating that a coaching institute in Rajinder Nagar was involved in the question paper leak, but the education body chose to ignore this alert.

CBSE will now conduct the class 12 economics exam on April 24 and class 10 mathematics exam on April 26.

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