DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand Subordinate Selection Service Commission (UKSSSC) chairman S Raju on Friday resigned from his post amid an ongoing investigation of an alleged paper leak.
State government authorities refused to comment on the matter terming it a subjudice and sensitive one.
“Either he was told to resign or he offered his resignation by himself remains a question. The matter is highly sensitive and is subjudice. We cannot comment on this,” said a state cabinet minister.
Raju, a 1984 batch IAS officer, retired in 2016 following which he was appointed as the chairman of the commission.
Uttarakhand Special Task Force has arrested a total of 13 people and recovered ₹83 lakh in connection with Uttarakhand Subordinate Selection Service Commission (UKSSSC) paper leak case.
The latest arrest was made on August 1 of one Mahendra Chauhan who is posted as a junior assistant in the Nainital Chief Judicial Magistrate court.
According to the STF, Chauhan has been associated with the two policemen arrested in the paper leak case a day ago in Kashipur town of Udham Singh Nagar district.
The accused has been arrested on the basis of evidence after a long interrogation of the STF till late at night.
The STF has conducted raids across the hill state in the past 10-days.
The investigation into the matter has revealed that the strings of this scam are also connected to Lucknow in the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh.
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