The CBI Tuesday began a search operation at 33 places, together with the premises of ex-Jammu and Kashmir SSB chairman Khalid Jahangir, over alleged irregularities within the recruitment means of sub-inspectors within the Union Territory, officers mentioned.
The premises of Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) Controller of Examinations Ashok Kumar are additionally being searched, they mentioned.
The searches are unfold throughout Jammu, Srinagar; Karnal, Mahendergarh, Rewari in Haryana; Gandhinagar in Gujarat; Delhi; Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Bengaluru in (*33*).
This is the second spherical of searches carried out by the CBI in reference to its probe into alleged irregularities, they mentioned.
“The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case on the request of the Jammu and Kashmir administration against 33 accused… on the allegations of irregularities in written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the J&K Police on 27.03.2022, conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB),” the CBI mentioned on August 5 after registration of the FIR.
The examination outcomes have been declared on June 4 this 12 months after which allegations of malpractices within the examination surfaced. The Jammu and Kashmir administration constituted an inquiry committee to look into the costs.
“It was alleged that the accused entered in 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 was further alleged that there was an abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba districts,” the CBI has mentioned.
JKSSB had allegedly violated guidelines in outsourcing the setting of query papers to a Bengaluru-based non-public firm, the probe company had mentioned.