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JLN Metro station shut due to student protest

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Protesters meet SSC chairman

The Delhi Metro on Saturday closed the JLN Stadium Metro station for public in the wake of a big protest by students at the nearby CGO Complex, officials said on Saturday.

The station falls on the Delhi Metro network’s busy Violet Line that connects Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar.

It was closed around 9 a.m. on the advise of Delhi Police, a senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official said.

“The station will remain closed till further directions,” he said.

The police said the station was closed for public to prevent any disturbance after a large number of students gathered near the station building.

CBI probe

Students from across India have gathered outside the CGO Complex, where the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is headquartered, demanding a CBI inquiry into the Combined Graduate Level-Test following allegations of irregularities.

“Irregularities in the test were evident as the answer key of Maths paper appeared on social media even during the test on February 21,” said Rohit Kumar, a candidate from Bihar.

No solution

The students, holding demonstration outside the complex for the past five days, met with the Staff Selection Commission chairman but no solution could be found to end the protest.

The police said the situation was being monitored and the protest has so far been peaceful.

Tiwari meets students

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Saturday met the protesting students, and said he would take up the issue with the Minister concerned.

Mr. Tiwari spent an hour with the candidates, who were demanding a CBI inquiry into the matter, to listen to their grievances, read a Delhi BJP statement.

He said the agitating candidates belong to various States and he met them on “humanitarian” grounds.

Mr. Tiwari assured the aspirants of taking up the issue with the Minister concerned, and a fair inquiry and action, it read.

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