Srinagar, Aug 5 (GNS): Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday carried out searches at 30 locations in Jammu, Srinagar and Bengaluru in an already cancelled Sub Inspector by JKSSB following allegations of irregularities.
One of the India’s premier investigation agencies, the CBI has registered a case on the request of J&K Government against 33 accused including then Medical Officer, BSF Frontier Headquarters, Paloura; then Member, JKSSB; then Under Secretary, then Section Officer (both of JKSSB); Ex-Official of CRPF; ASI of J&K Police; Owner of a coaching centre, Akhnoor; private company based at Bengaluru; private persons and others on the allegations of irregularities in written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the J&K Police on 27 March this year, conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB). The results were declared on June 4. There were allegations regarding malpractices in the examination and subsequently, the J&K government constituted an Inquiry Committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, R K Goyal, to look into the same.
It has been alleged that the accused entered into conspiracy amongst officials of JKSSB, Bengaluru based private company, beneficiary candidates and others, and caused gross irregularities in conduct of written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors.
It was further alleged that there was abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba districts. Violation of rules by JKSSB was allegedly found in assigning the task of setting the question paper to a Bengaluru based private company, the CBI said in a statement to GNS.
“Searches were conducted today at 30 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, Bengaluru etc. at the premises of the accused,” the CBI said, adding, “Investigation is continuing.” (GNS)