Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday cancelled the J-K police Sub-Inspector (SI) recruitment and recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.
“JKP Sub-Inspector recruitment has been cancelled & a CBI probe has been recommended into selection process. Culprits will be brought to justice soon,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said in a tweet.
He further added: “It’s a first big step towards securing future of our youth & govt will soon decide future course of action for fresh recruitment.”
Earlier, LG Sinha had ordered a probe into the allegations of the irregularities in SI selection process and assured that new recruitment would be made after cancellation of earlier process if any irregularity was established.
The order had come after Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) candidates protested after the result of the exam was declared online, alleging fraud in the recruitment process.
As per a report by the Indian Express, the list of successful 1,200 successful candidates was declared by the JKSSB on 4 June. Over 97,000 candidates had appeared in the exam for the posts.
After the declaration of the result online, unsuccessful candidates alleged fraud in the recruitment process.