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J&K: CBI searches 14 places, FIR against 20 for alleged irregularities in Accounts Assistant recruitment exam

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted conducted searches at 14 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, in a case related to alleged irregularities in the examination conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) for the posts of accounts assistant in the Finance Department.

The CBI has booked 20 people in the case, including Neelam Khajuria, former member of the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB), section officer Anju Raina and Karnail Singh, who was then Medical Officer of the BSF frontier headquarters and also an accused in the JK Police Sub-Inspector recruitment examination scam case, as reported by news agency PTI.

The written test for said recruitment was conducted by the board on 6 March this year and results were declared on April 21.

“There were allegations regarding malpractices in the examination and the Govt. of J&K constituted an Inquiry Committee to look into the same,” the CBI said in a release.

The report of the Committee revealed the alleged conspiracy amongst officials of JKSSB, private company based at Bangalore, beneficiaries candidates & others causing gross irregularities in conduct of said examination, it said.

“Certain allegations including high percentage of selected candidates from the districts of Jammu, Kathua & Reasi; leakage of question paper; violation of rules by JKSSB in assigning the task of setting question paper to a Bengaluru based private company and forgery etc were also found,” the CBI said.

The probe agency said that further investigation in the matter is going on.

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