Bihar ministers, BJP MLA's name figure in BSSC paper leak case

Bihar ministers, BJP MLA's name figure in BSSC paper leak case

 More skeletons seem to have tumbled out after an investigation into the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) question paper leak.

According to a fresh revelation, some Bihar ministers as well as a BJP legislator are believed to have asked BSSC secretary Parmeshwar Ram to help their candidates get appointed.

This disclosure came to the fore when the Special Investigation Team (SIT) submitted the case diary in the court here on Friday.

Prominent among those who lobbied for their candidates are Bihar Cooperative Minister Alok Mehta, Law Minister Krishna Nandan Verma, RJD vice president, former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, and BJP MLA from Muzaffarpur Suresh Sharma, among others.

BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, besides Ram and others, are already in jail for their role in the case.

BSSC had conducted examinations for the appointment of clerks in the state government.

The first phase of the examination was held on January 29,  while the second round was conducted on February 5. Over 4.5 lakh examinees appeared for the recruitment test at 750 centres across 38 districts in Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on February 8 had cancelled the examination after the reported leak was found to be true.

He formed an SIT to probe the case. The SIT later arrested the BSSC chairman and others.The IAS Officers’ Association in Bihar protested against the arrest of their senior colleague, who was home secretary till 2015. They submitted a memorandum to Nitish, demanding the early release of Sudhir, but their demand failed to cut any ice. The BJP on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the paper leak.