Lucknow, Jun 23 UNI | 1 month ago

Uttar Pradesh government today rejected the demand of the BJP to recommend a CBI probe into the tampering of question papers of UPCPMT exams, which were cancelled on the last moment yesterday. UP Handicapped Welfare Minister Ambika Choudhury rejected the demand of the BJP member and state president Laxmi Kant Bajpai in the state assembly which was raised through an adjournment motion.

Mr Choudhury said the Special Task Force of the state police was investigating the case and very soon the culprits would be taken to task. " UP government is serious about the matter and the Chief Minister himself has taken note of the matter. Hence there is no need of any CBI probe and UP STF is investigating the matter," the minister informed. However, Mr Bajpai demanded that as higher-ups are involved in the matter hence only a CBI probe could detect who are guilty.

He also demanded that the state government provide free boarding and lodging faclities to the students, who would reappear for the UPCPMT exams next month.

The UPCPMT exams was cancelled at the last moment yesterday when around 1.09 lakh students were appearing for the exams at 213 centres in 15 cities of the state. The government has ordered a high-level probe into the incident after reports of tampering of boxes containing question papers were received from Ghaziabad at the Allahabad Bank and SBI strongrooms.

(Posted on 23-06-2014)