Srinagar,: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday conducted searches at around 37 locations in six districts of J&K in connection with an ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the written examination of Accounts Assistant in the Finance (FAA).
According to the CBI in a statement, as per GNS, the searches were carried at the premises of accused and others including touts, personnel of J&K Forest Department, CRPF, Indian Air Force, etc in Jammu, Doda, Reasi, Rajouri, Samba and Udhampur.
CBI had registered the case on November 28 last year 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 Accounts Assistant Finance(FAA). The results were declared on 21 April last year. Earlier, the Government 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 and others which caused gross irregularities in conduct of written examination for the posts of Accounts Assistant Finance Department. It was further alleged that there were abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from the districts of Jammu, Kathua and 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. (GNS)