CBI books 33 over J&K SI recruitment ‘irregularities’ – The Indian Express

The CBI booked 33 people and entities, including officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB), a BSF officer, a former CRPF officer and a J&K policeman, for alleged irregularities in conducting the sub-inspector recruitment exam in the UT. The irregularities allegedly led to an abnormally high number of candidates being selected from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba.
The agency on Friday conducted searches at 30 locations across Jammu, Srinagar and Bengaluru. A coaching centre in Akhnoor, Jammu, and a Bengaluru-based company were among the 33 booked.
The exam was held on March 27 and the results were declared on June 4. However, on July 8, the J&K administration cancelled the exam, with LG Manoj Sinha announcing on Twitter that he had recommended a CBI probe into how the exam was conducted.
A CBI spokesperson said there is an allegation of a conspiracy between “officials of the JKSSB, a Bengaluru-based private company,beneficiary candidates and others, and (this) caused gross irregularities in conduct of written examination for the posts of sub-inspectors… Violation of rules by JKSSB was allegedly found in assigning the task of setting question paper to a Bengaluru-based private company.”
Among those booked are Dr Kanail Singh, a BSF medical officer; former JKSSB member Narayan Dutt; former JKSSB under secretary Bishan Dass and the then section officer Anju Raina; ASI Ashok Kumar; former CRPF official Ashwani Kumar; Sourav Bral, son of BJP leader Bhushan Bral.
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