SI recruitment scam: CBI searches 7 locations in Jammu, Haryana

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The CBI on Tuesday conducted searches at several locations in Jammu and Haryana in connection with Jammu and Kashmir Police sub-inspector recruitment scam case.

According to a statement, CBI today conducted searches at 07 locations including Jammu, Pathankot, Rewari & Karnal, (both in Haryana) in the ongoing investigation of a case related to JKPSI Recruitment scam.

The statement reads that searches were conducted at the premises of accused and others including at Jammu, Pathankot, Rewari and Karnal.

It reads that CBI had registered the instant case on 03.08.2022 on the request of Govt of J-K to investigate the allegations of irregularities in written examination conducted by J-K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) on 27.03.2022 for recruitment of 1200 sub-inspectors of J-K police.

“In this case 13 accused including then Commandant of BSF, one then ASI and two then constables of J-K Police; one then CRPF constable; one ex CRPF official; one then teacher were earlier arrested,” it reads.

It added that searches were also earlier conducted at around 77 locations including the premises of the then Chairman & Controller of JKSSB. “A cash of total Rs 61.79 lakh (approx) was recovered.”

It reads that during investigation, it was found that the question paper was allegedly leaked by the accused (resident of Rewari, who was arrested on 19 September 2022 and is in judicial custody) with the help of employee of the printing press.

“It was also alleged that the accused contacted touts based in J&K including Constables of J-K police and CRPF for soliciting candidates who were charged amounts ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh (approx) for the paper.”

It further reads that the candidates were allegedly taken to Karnal in Haryana and question paper was provided to them at a hotel there.

“The leaked question paper was also allegedly provided to candidates at Gangyal and Jammu. Further investigation is continuing,” it reads. (KNO)

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