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SSC paper leak: Students refuse to call off protest

New Delhi: Despite the Central government on Monday assured the students of a CBI investigation into the alleged Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leak case, aspirants have refused to call off their protest. The aspirants said that they respected the Centre's decision but want proper details of the inquiry and format. The protest had erupted over an alleged paper leak and mass cheating.
"We welcome Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's decision on the CBI probe. We are not going to call off the protest until a proper format is released, we will see if our demands are being met or not," said Piyush, a student.
Another aspirant also echoed similar sentiments and said that the Centre should clarify whether they have ordered probe for specific subjects or for the entire SSC examination.
Earlier in the day, Rajnath Singh said that the Centre has ordered the CBI inquiry in the alleged SSC paper leak case. He also appealed the students to call off their protest. "We have accepted demands of protesting candidates and have given orders for CBI inquiry, the protest should now stop," Rajnath said.
Another student Bhim said that entire process should be under the scanner and alleged that the some computers used at the examination centres, were being operated by somewhere outside. "In the examination hall, the concerned students were just sitting and scrolling the curser through mouse over the screen." Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court decided to hear a plea seeking an investigation into the case on March 12.
Meanwhile, Delhi Metro on Monday opened one of the gates of the JLN Stadium station for public after two days of closure in view of a protest by the students at the CGO Complex nearby, officials said. "The JLN Stadium station is now open for public, but entry and exit is allowed only from the main gate, i.e., Gate No. 4. Rest of the gates would remain shut till further directions," a senior DMRC official said.
The station falls on the Delhi Metro network's busy Violet Line that connects Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar. It was closed around 9 am on Saturday on the advice of Delhi Police. Rohit Kumar, a candidate from Bihar, who has been part of the protest, said, "The number of students participating in the protest has gone down, perhaps, after all the assurances and support extended to the protest. But, scores of students are sill sitting there."

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