In the paper leak case of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) 67th Combined Preliminary Competitive Examination, the team of Economic Offenses Unit (EOU) also questioned the IAS officer who sent the viral question paper on Friday. The investigation team had called the IAS officer to the EOU office for questioning, where he was questioned and answered for about one and a half hours.
According to sources, the EOU officials put several questions to the IAS officer. It was asked who sent the viral question paper on his mobile? His identity and mobile number information was sought. At what time did the question paper arrive and when did they see it? Was the question paper sent somewhere else or not? Many such questions were asked by the investigation team to the IAS officer. According to the investigation team, the IAS officer is getting cooperation in the investigation. Further, he may be called for questioning as per the need.
IAS officer sent the question paper 17 minutes ago
About 17 minutes before the start of the BPSC exam, the same IAS officer sent the viral question paper on the mobile of the BPSC controller of examination. The exam was to begin at 12 noon while the question paper was sent at 11:43. It is also mentioned in the FIR lodged by the EOU along with the mobile numbers of both the officers. Even before this, talks were held with the IAS officer in the paper leak case, but for the first time on Friday, he was called to the office and questioned and answered.
BPSC officers will submit report today
According to the investigation team, many information related to the conduct of the examination was sought from the BPSC officials. Only half of this information has been received so far. It is expected that on Friday, BPSC will make available the rest of the information to the investigation team of EOU. In the investigation of EOU, many shortcomings have also been found in the conduct of examination. From sending question papers to centers in many districts, negligence in doing videography of the process etc. has also come to the fore. In this regard also the team of EOU is preparing the report.
Raids in Lohanipur, two students in custody
The Special Investigation Team of Patna district raided a house in Lohanipur on Friday. According to sources, the investigation team has also detained two students. However, this has not been confirmed. Mobiles, computers, laptops, etc. equipments of the students were also confiscated after the raids. The questioning of students was going on till late night. EOU officials are refraining from saying anything in this regard. By connecting the link of technical research and WhatsApp, the team has reached the students.