The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has dismissed rumours that the exam paper for the position of Sub-Inspector in the Punjab Police Department had been leaked.
The written exam took place on Sunday, January 30. However, soon after the exam, reports of paper leaks flooded social media.
In response to these reports, a PPSC official revealed that three hours after the exam, photos of the question paper were published on social media.
“If the paper is circulated before the exam, it might be considered leaked,” he warned.
The spokesperson, on the other hand, threatened legal action against students who brought the question paper with them after taking the exam.
This isn’t the first time the PPSC has been involved in a scandal over a paper leak. The Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) apprehended seven suspects in connection with the examination paper leak in March of last year.
A Higher Education Commission (HEC) consultant, Fahad Ali, a PPSC Regional Director from Bahawalpur, Furqan Ahmed, a junior Data Entry Operator at the PPSC, Waqar Akram, a Finance Department employee, Ghazanfar, an MPhil scholar at the University of Punjab, Gohar Ali, and another individual, Mazhar Iqbal, were among those arrested.
The accused allegedly took a bribe of Rs. 800,000 to leak each question paper, according to a PPSC official.
“The four arrested gang members revealed that they not only leaked the question papers for the tehsildar’s test, but also prior papers for inspector and ACE assistant director, lecturers in chemistry, education, and other positions,” the statement stated.