Alleged irregularities in J&K PSI exam: CBI registers case against 33 including Ex JKSSB member, BSF official, others

Jammu : The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday has registered a formal case on the request of Jammu and Kashmir Government against 33 accused persons on the allegations of irregularities in written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the J&K Police conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB).

As per official communiqué, the case has been registered against then Medical Officer, BSF Frontier Headquarters, Paloura; Ex JKSSB member; then Under Secretary, then Section Officer (both of JKSSB); Ex Official of CRPF; ASI of J&K Police; owner of a coaching centre, Akhnoor and a Bengaluru based private company besides unknown persons.

The communiqué said that the results were declared on June 4, 2022 following which allegations regarding malpractices in the examination were leveled by the aspirants.

“The Jammu and Kashmir Government had constituted an inquiry committee to look into the same as it was alleged that the accused persons entered into conspiracy amongst officials of JKSSB, private company, beneficiary candidates and others, and caused gross irregularities in conduct of written examination for the posts of Sub-Inspectors,” it read.

It was further alleged in the handout that there was abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba districts, adding, “violation of rules by JKSSB was allegedly found in assigning the task of setting question paper to a Bengaluru based private company.”

“Searches were conducted on Friday at 30 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, Bengaluru etc. at the premises of the accused while the investigation is in progress,” it further read.