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CBI files case against 33 people for alleged irregularities in J&K Police SI exam

Searches were conducted on Friday at 30 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, and Bengaluru at the premises of the accused, the CBI statement stated.

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against 33 accused including then Medical Officer of BSF Frontier Headquarters Paloura, then Member of J&KSServices Selection Board (JKSSB), and then Under Secretary for alleged irregularities in written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the J&K Police conducted by JKSSB.

Searches were conducted on Friday at 30 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, and Bengaluru at the premises of the accused, the CBI statement stated.

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The case has been filed on the request of the J&K Government against 33 accused including then Medical Officer, BSF Frontier, then Member of JKSSB, then Under Secretary and then Section Officer (both of JKSSB), Ex-Official of CRPF, ASI of J&K Police, owner of a coaching Centre at Akhnoor, a private company based at Bengaluru, private persons, and unknown others on the allegations of irregularities in written examination for the posts of SI in the J&K Police on March 27, conducted by JKSSB. The results were declared on June 4, it stated.

There were allegations regarding malpractices in the examination. The J&K 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, it stated.

It was further alleged that there was an abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from the 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 probe is underway, it added.

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