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Protest by examinees enters Day 5; JLN Stadium station still closed

New Delhi: The protest by examinees against the alleged paper leak of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier-II examination of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) spilled into its fifth day on Sunday, as agitators demand a Central Bureau of Investigation-led investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, JLN Stadium Metro station remained closed for public for the second day on Sunday, owing to the large number of protestors gather at CGO Complex, where the Metro station the SSC headquarters are situated.
The SSC, which conducts examination for subordinate services, on Sunday decided to recommend a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leaks in one of its tests held on February 21.
On Sunday, social activist Anna Hazare met hundreds of SSC aspirants in the Capital and urged them to walk on the path of non-violence.
"While opposing injustice and harassment, it is extremely important to walk on the path of non-violence. This strengthens the democracy," he told the protestors.
"We will wait for the government to take a decision and then see what we need to do. I urge all of you to not get violent in the meantime," Anna added.
SSC chairman Ashim Khurana, in an official statement, said that a delegation of the protesting candidates met him, along with BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and handed over a memorandum.
The protestors have been, for many days, demanding a CBI enquiry into the alleged of leaking of question paper of the CGL Tier-II Examination 2017, held from February 17 to 22.
"The Commission agreed recommending to the Department of Personnel and Training to request the government to conduct a CBI enquiry into the allegations of leak of questions of Paper-I on February 21, and other related issues," Khurana's statement said.
Earlier in the day, Tiwari, along with the protesting students, met Union Home minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him about the concerns raised by the protesting aspirants.
"The Home Minister heard the students and assured action in this regard," the MP from North East Delhi said.
He said that if corruption has happened, then it should be investigated, adding, "We are against corruption and the demand of these students is very genuine."
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