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CID looks into leak of question papers

Guwahati, June 26: The CID has initiated an inquiry into the alleged leak of question papers of Combined Competitive Examination (Mains), 2013, to be held on Saturday.

The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), which conducts the exam, claimed that the leaked question papers were fake and the exam will be conducted according to schedule.

Violet Baruah, SP (CID), said they have started a preliminary inquiry after they received a complaint that question papers of general studies and English of the mains exam have been leaked.

“We have also got two question papers, which we shared with the APSC for verification. After checking them, the APSC has verbally informed us that the question papers are not genuine,” she said.

She said it could be the work of some frauds trying to sell these fake question papers as genuine in exchange for a hefty sum of money.

“We are conducting a preliminary inquiry into the matter and based on its findings a regular case will be registered,” the SP said.

APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul said a CID team visited his office this morning and gave him the “leaked question papers”.

“We have checked the allegedly leaked question papers with the original ones and found that the questions do not tally at all,” Paul said.

“It could be a conspiracy to defame the APSC and create panic among the candidates ahead of the exam. I would like to assure the candidates that there is no question paper leak and I request them not to pay heed to rumours. They should appear in the exam according to schedule,” he said.

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