JKPSI Recruitment scam: CBI conducts searches at Jammu, Punjab, Haryana

JKPSI Recruitment scam: CBI conducts searches at Jammu, Punjab, Haryana
Jammu:  The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday conducted searches at Jammu, Punjab and Haryana in an alleged case related to JKPSI Recruitment Scam.
As per CBI spokesman, searches were conducted at seven locations including at Jammu, Pathankot, Rewari and Karnal, (both in Haryana) in an ongoing investigation of a case related to JKPSI Recruitment Scam at the premises of accused and others including at Jammu, Pathankot, Rewari, Karnal among others.
He said the CBI had registered the instant case on August 3, 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 March 27, 2022 for recruitment of 1200 Sub-Inspectors of J&K Police.
The result of this examination was declared on June 4, 2022.
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.
Searches were also earlier conducted around 77 locations including the premises of the then Chairman & Controller of JKSSB.
A cash of total Rs. 61.79 lakh (approx) was recovered.
During investigation, he said it was found that the question paper was allegedly leaked by the accused (resident of Rewari, who was arrested on September 19, 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.
The candidates were allegedly taken to Karnal in Haryana and question paper was provided to them at a hotel there, he said adding that the leaked question paper was also allegedly provided to candidates at Gangyal and Jammu.
The arrested accused whose premises alongwith others are also being searched are Surender Singh, then CRPF Constable and Yatin Yadav of Rewari.
The investigation into the case is in progress, they added.

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