• Thursday, August 18, 2022

INDIA

J&K police sub-inspector recruitment scam: CBI raids 30 sites

An Indian police officer speaks on the phone in front of a Central Bureau of Investigation office. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

By: PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s elite investigative agency, on Friday (5) conducted searches at 30 locations in connection with alleged irregularities in the selection of police sub-inspectors by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB), officials said.

The searches were launched at 28 locations in Jammu and one each in Srinagar and Bengaluru after the registration of an FIR against JKSSB member Narayan Dutt and 32 other accused, including middlemen and candidates, they said.

The CBI has also named Karnail Singh, a medical officer posted in Jammu, Avinash Gupta, the owner of a coaching centre in Akhnoor, and a Bengaluru-based company in the first information report, they said.

Last month, the Jammu and Kashmir administration cancelled the police sub-inspector recruitment following allegations of irregularities and recommended a CBI probe into the selection process.

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