The protest against the alleged paper leak of the combined graduate level exam of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) spilled into a fifth day on Sunday as agitators continued to demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)-led investigation into the matter, reports said.
Social activist Anna Hazare reportedly met hundreds of SSC aspirants in the national capital and urged them to walk on the path of non-violence. He also demanded from the government to take action in this regard.
large number of candidates have alleged that there was leak of some of the papers for the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier II Examination and that mass cheating was reported during the examination. The CGL examination was held from 17 to 21 February.
A total of 1,89,843 candidates appeared for SSC CGL Tier II exam, this year.
The SSC, on 17 February, had to cancel the second shift of the SSC CGL Tier II exam after malpractices were reported at an exam centre in New Delhi.
Dubbing the SSC paper leak scandal as another Vyapam scam, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said the government should immediately agree to all the demands of the agitating students and order a CBI probe into the paper leak.
In a statement, he said that students from across the country were protesting on the streets of Delhi for days to highlight the corruption in the SSC recruitment exam.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Saturday met protesters outside the SSC office at Lodhi Road and said he would take up the issue with the minister concerned. He said the agitating candidates belong to various states and he met them on "humanitarian" grounds.