New Delhi: Calling the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) system “tainted”, the Supreme Court has stayed the declaration of results for the Combined Graduate Level Exam, 2017 and SSC Combined senior secondary level exams 2017.

The court also said it couldn’t permit people benefiting from SSC examination scam to get into service. It said severe lacunae were seen in the examinations conducted by the SSC apart from allegations of paper leak before the examination. Aspirants had been demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leak of the examination held between February 17 and 21. The Centre ordered a CBI probe in March.

A joint team of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force and Delhi Police had busted a gang of SSC examination paper-solvers who helped candidates cheat by using remote access tool software. “The accused persons would gain access to the computer systems of the candidates who paid the money. The solver would then answer all the questions using the software. When the Team Viewer software could not be used, they would take control of the computer by fixing the LAN connections with that of another computer in the exam centre and answer all the questions,” DSP (UP STF) Brijesh Singh was quoted as saying by a leading daily. Police said the gang started operating in 2011.