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Assam Police recruitment question paper leaked, CM orders probe

The question paper of the written exam for 597 posts of sub-inspector in the Assam Police was leaked and authorities canceled the test on Sunday minutes after it had commenced across the state, officials said.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was immediately informed about the question paper being leaked and he ordered the cancellation of the examination. He also asked the director-general of police (DGP) to inquire into the matter, they said.

The question paper was under strict possession of district police forces, the officials said.

“The question paper had four different sets with corresponding answer keys. Around 11.50 am, I got a WhatsApp message containing one set. I immediately checked it and unfortunately, it happened to be one set,” State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB) Chairman Pradeep Kumar told PTI.

Several district superintendents of police informed that the examination, which had started at 12 pm, had been stopped immediately after instructions from the SLPRB, he said.

Kumar said the chief minister and the DGP were informed about the question paper leak immediately and Sonowal directed the cancellation of the examination.