Assam govt orders probe into anomalies in civil services exam

Assam govt orders probe into anomalies in civil services exam

Assam government has ordered a probe by an Additional Chief Secretary into the alleged irregularities in recently declared results of civil services examinations.

In an official release issued, it stated, "The state government said that five cases regarding anomalies in the civil services examinations conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) have been referred to the one-man inquiry commission, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Subash Chandra Das," an official release said.

The government had received five specific cases regarding anomalies in the results of the civil services examination announced earlier this year and those cases would be probed by the one-man commission, it added.

Following this, protests were conducted across the state and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested along with hundred other activists.

Protests demanding release of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi continued in the state.

In the state capital, a protest meeting was held, where people from various walks of life termed the arrest of the RTI activist Akhil Gogoi as "undemocratic".

It may be recalled that earlier this week, Akhil Gogoi began a fast against APSC anomalies and demanded a CBI probe into alleged anomalies in selection of candidates in APSC examination.

He was later remanded to 14 days judicial custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Highways across many districts, including Sivasagar, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Kamrup Rural and Sonitpur, were blocked by the protesters. In Guwahati, some protesters blocked a few roads by burning tyres, but were cleared immediately by the police.

(With agency inputs)

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