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Supreme Court stays SSC 2017 results, calls system and exam tainted

Delivering its verdict, the Supreme Court said that it can’t permit people benefitting from SSC examination scam to get into service.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2018 12:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed declaration of the results of the Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) combined graduate level examination, 2017 and combined senior secondary level exams 2017, calling its entire system tainted.

Delivering its verdict, the court said that it can’t permit people benefitting from SSC examination scam to get into service, reported PTI.

Prima facie, the entire SSC system and examination are tainted, the court added.

Several irregularities were reported in the SSC’s combined graduate level exam, held in February, followed by allegations that the paper had been leaked, leading to a massive protests by aspirants who also alleged mass cheating.

The Centre had in March ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the incident as the Supreme Court had agreed to hear the matter.The CBI had in May filed registered an FIR against 17 persons, including 10 employees of Sify Technologies Pvt Ltd, in connection with the leak of paper for the examination.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 11:59 IST