"The paper was leaked at about 9.15 AM on WhatsApp before start of the examination. It has matched with the original paper of PCS preliminary. We have informed the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary in this regard," Director General of Police (DGP) A K Jain told reporters.

He said that police has got initial leads in the case.

"STF teams are working on it and we will soon workout the paper leak," Jain said.

The PCS preliminary examination was being held across the the state. The first shift was from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM and second shift from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM.

District Magistrate, Lucknow, Rajshekhar said that the examination will he held as per schedule in the second shift.

"The paper in the second shift will be held as per schedule. As far as paper leakage is concerned, STF is probing the matter," he added.

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