The special investigation team (SIT) probing the Bihar State Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) question paper leak case may go in for polygraph tests of some of the arrested persons.
Investigators believe that some of the accused have been hiding crucial facts in the answer keys leak case. “If required, the secretary may also be put through polygraph tests,” said a senior police officer.
However, before approaching the court for permission to conduct polygraph tests, the SIT would explore all other options, including interrogation by making make the suspects sit face to face.
The biggest challenge for the SIT is to track the genesis of the question leak, which it has not been able to do so far. “But we have collected some vital leads and are working on them. Soon we should be able to get to the bottom of the matter. We will also send mobile phones and other hand-written answer keys to forensic science laboratory (FSL) for examination,” said the officer.
Meanwhile, Patna SSP Manu Maharaj said he did not receive any letter of the BSSC chairman, written on January 31 to home secretary, regarding suspension of internet services around the examination centres.
All the four phases of intermediate-level examination were cancelled on the basis of SIT report following question leak. Fresh dates would be announced later. Over 18-lakh candidates had applied for the exam, which was advertised in 2014.
The exams were to fill posts of 17,000 panchayat secretary, revenue worker and clerks in government departments across the state.
UNRAVELLING FACTS Cops say if required, the secretary may also be put through polygraph tests