A team of Lokayukta officers visited the city on Tuesday to probe the incident of burning SSLC answer scripts.

The Lokayukta has registered a suo motu complaint on the incident.

The team comprising Lokayukta Chief Engineer Anil Kumar and Executive Engineer Srinivas inspected the building of Basaveshwara Vidya Samsthe, where the answer scripts were gutted.

They spoke to the police, the Mescom and the Fire and Emergency Services personnel.

The Deputy Director of Public Instruction, the Block Education Officer, and the Nodal Officer who were in-charge of the evaluation centre in Shimoga, the police constables who were guarding the building, and the staff members of Basaveshwara Vidya Samsthe were interrogated by the Lokayukta officers.