CBI books 17 Army officers among 23 in job scam

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CBI books 17 Army officers among 23 in job scam

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI has registered a case against 23 persons, including 17 Army officers in a recruitment scam.It conducted searches at 30 locations across 13 cities in the country.

The CBI registered a case on a complaint from office of Additional DG, Discipline & Vigilance, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry Office Defence (Army), New Delhi against 17 Army officials, including Lt Colonel, Major, Naib Subedar, Sepoy, besides six private persons on the charge of bribery in recruitment through Service Selection Board (SSB).

 “Searches were conducted today at 30 places, including Base Hospital, Cantonment, other Army establishments, civilian areas covering 13 cities like Kapurthala, Bhathinda, Delhi, Kaithal, Palwal, Lucknow, Bareili, Gorakhpur, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Guwahati, Jorhat and Chirangon which led to recovery of several incriminating documents,” the CBI said.

The documents so far recovered during searches are being scrutinised and investigation is continuing, it added.

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