Job aspirants demand CBI probe into Uttarakhand paper leak, clash with police | WATCH
Clashes erupted between government job aspirants and the police in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun, Thursday, as protests demanding a CBI probe into an alleged paper leak in the state’s civil services recruitment exam continued.
According to reports, the protesters, who have been staging a sit-in protest in Dehradun over the past few days, clashed with the police and pelted stones at them. The police personnel responded by using batons to thrash the protesters and disperse them.
Videos of the incident that have surfaced online show the protesters being baton-charged by the cops to scatter them.
The job aspirants are demanding a CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in recruitment by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC). The state was mired in major controversy recently when a paper leak case came to light. The Uttarakhand Special Task Force (STF) arrested several people who had reportedly appeared in the graduation-level examination on December 4 and 5, 2021, using the leaked paper.
The case sparked widespread allegations of irregularities in how the test was conducted, following which Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami called for an investigation and promised harsh punishment for those found guilty.
He said that the Uttarakhand government will soon introduce an ‘Anti-Copying Law” to curb cheating in recruitment exams conducted in the state for government jobs.
Under the new law, candidates found guilty in cheating during recruitment examinations will be handed a 10-year ban.