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JKPSI exam scam: CBI registers case against 33 accused persons

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A file photo of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel as they perform parade.

Conducts searches at 30 locations including Jammu, Srinagar, Bengaluru

Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against 33 accused persons for alleged irregularities in the examination of JK police sub-inspector conducted by JKSSB.

In a statement, the CBI said it has registered a case on the request of JK administration 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 JK Police, Owner of a coaching centre, Akhnoor, a private company based at Bengaluru, private persons, and unknown others.

The statement reads that the case has been registered on the allegations of irregularities in the written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the JK Police on March 27 this year, conducted by JK Services Selection Board (JKSSB).

The statement reads that the results were declared on June 04 this year and there were allegations regarding malpractices in the examination.

“The JK government had constituted an Inquiry Committee to look into the same. It was alleged that the accused entered into conspiracy amongst officials of JKSSB, Bengaluru-based private company, beneficiary candidates and others, and caused gross irregularities in the conduct of written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors,” it added.

It reads that it was further alleged that there was an 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 question paper to Bengaluru-based private company,” it reads.

It further reads that searches were conducted today at 30 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, Bengaluru etc at the premises of the accused, while the investigation is going on.

 

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