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UPCPMT cancelled after paper leak in Ghaziabad, CM Akhilesh Yadav orders probe

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 01:17

Zee Media Bureau

Ghaziabad: The Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) was cancelled in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday after the examination paper for entrance to medical colleges in the state was found to have been leaked in Ghaziabad.

UP Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered a probe into the incident. A high-level committee has been constituted and Special Task Force (STF) will probe the paper leak, reports stated.

The case came to light after the officials found the seals of the boxes, in which the examination papers were kept in Ghaziabad, were tampered.
They also found holes in the examination papers kept at Allahabad Bank and State Bank of India (SBI).

The District Magistrate reached the spot to examine the boxes and then informed the administration after which orders were issued to cancel the examination.

Over one lakh student were due to appear for the exam which will now be held on July 20.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

The examination was to be held across 213 centres in 15 cities of which 45 were in Lucknow.

First Published: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:14
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