Accounts Assistant of Finance Department recruitment scam: CBI searches 37 locations in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 03: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday conducted searches at 37 locations in 6 districts of Jammu and Kashmir in a case related to irregularities in the examination of Accounts Assistant of Finance Department.

According to a statement,  searches were conducted in Jammu, Doda, Reasi, Rajouri, Samba & Udhampur at the premises of accused and others including touts, personnel of J&K Forest Department, CRPF, Indian Air Force.

The examination was conducted by J&K Service Selection Boar.

The statement reads CBI registered a case on 28.11.2022 on the request of J&K Government to investigate the allegations of irregularities in written examination conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) on 06.03.2022 for recruitment of FAA).

“The results were declared on 21.04.2022. Earlier, the Govt. of J&K had constituted an Inquiry Committee to look into allegations of malpractices in the examination. It was alleged in report of the Committee that a conspiracy was hatched amongst officials of JKSSB; a private company based at Bengaluru; beneficiary candidates & others which caused gross irregularities in conduct of written examination,” it reads.

It reads it was further alleged that there were abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from the districts of Jammu, Kathua & Reasi.

“It also found the alleged violation of rules by JKSSB in as much as task of setting question paper was assigned to a private company of Bengaluru. Further investigation is continuing,” it reads.

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