Age limit increased for TNPSC exams

TNPSC: Man who supplied ‘magic ink’ arrested

The Crime Branch-CID has arrested one more person in connection with the Tamil Nadu Public Service (TNPSC) scam. According to the police, the man was identified as Ashok. He is said to have supplied invisible ink to the main accused Jayakumar.

He was being quizzed by the CB-CID regarding his involvement in the malpractise. Jayakumar of Mugappair is said to have taken Rs 5.83 crore from various candidates who wanted to clear the TNPSC exam through fraud. Jayakumar had given a special ink pen to the candidates.

He later re-marked the answers with the help of Omkanthan, a Record Clerk who was in-charge of transporting the answer sheet bundles from Rameswaram to Chennai.

The AIADMK and DMK engaged in a heated debate in the Assembly on Monday over malpractices in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) examinations that occurred under their respective governments.

During the debate, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami asked whether the DMK was willing to withdraw the cases on the basis of which orders were given by the court staying investigation into such malpractices during the DMK regime between 2006 and 2011. He insisted that there was material evidence in the case.

Upping the ante against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NPR and National Register of Citizens, the main opposition party’s district secretaries meet in Chennai deliberated the matter vis-a-vis ongoing protests and passed a resolution.

It said, “If the AIADMK government unilaterally allows the NPR which paves the way for NRC, by not honouring the unanimous feeling of the Tamil Nadu people, this meet would like to warn that the DMK will be forced to lead a massive non-cooperation movement following Anna’s (DMK founder and Dravidian icon Annadurai) vision of Gandhian way of peaceful protest.”