Protests continue over TSPSC exam paper leak

Last updated time: 15 Mar 2023 17:36 IST

Police stopped the protesters, which led to a heated argument between the two sides (Representational image)

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers visited the TSPSC office in Nampally to stage a protest.

There was tension at the Telangana Public Service Commission (TSPSC) office on Wednesday as various political parties, youth and student organizations continued their protest against the question paper leak of the recently held examination for the second day.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers visited the TSPSC office in Nampally to stage a protest.

The police stopped the protestors and a heated argument broke out between the two sides.

When the protesters tried to enter the TSPSC premises, the police swung into action and arrested them.

The protestors demanded strict action against those involved in leaking the question papers of the examination conducted for the post of assistant engineer in various departments.

The student wing of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) also tried to stage a protest at the TSPSC office. But the police arrested the protestors and transferred them to the police station.

The protesters demanded the resignation of TSPSC Chairman Janardhan Reddy.

Student groups, including PDSU and PYL, staged protests in Khammam over the question paper leak. They argued that injustice is being done to the unemployed youth who appeared for the exam after hard work. They demanded that the judge conduct an investigation.

On Monday, police arrested nine accused, including two TSPSC officials and a constable.

On Tuesday, the city court arrested the accused for 14 days.

The Hyderabad Police on Tuesday handed over the paper leak case to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Central Crime Station (CCS).

Police Commissioner Anand issued an order and handed over the case to the SIT from Begumbazar police station.

Additional Commissioner of Police, Crime and SIT overseeing the investigation.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan on Tuesday directed the TSPSC to report the question paper leak within 48 hours.

ATSPSC chairman Janardhan Reddy said he would take a legal opinion on whether to cancel the exam.

TSPSC conducted the exam on March 5 for 833 vacancies of Assistant Engineer, Assistant Utility Engineer, Technical Officer and Junior Technical Officer in various engineering departments. A total of 55,000 candidates wrote the exam.

Meanwhile, state BJP president Bandi Sanjay blamed the government for handing over the case to the SIT. He claimed that the state government would try to protect the culprits. He said that no major case was properly investigated by the SIT.

According to Sanjay, only a judicial inquiry can establish the facts of the case. He alleged non-bailable cases booked against BJYM employees for organizing protests at the TSPSC office.

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(This story was not edited by News18 staff and was published by a syndicated news outlet)

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