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J&K Recruitment Scam: CBI Raids Across Country, JKSSB Ex-Chairman’s Premises Also Searched

Raids have been conducted in Jammu, Srinagar; Karnal, Mahendergarh, Rewari in Haryana; Gandhinagar in Gujarat; Delhi; Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Bengaluru in Karnataka.

CBI raids ongoing at the Bohri area of Jammu in connection with the J&K Sub-Inspector recruitment scam. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday, conducted raids across the country with regard to the recruitment scam of Jammu and Kashmir police Sub Inspectors. Khalid Jahangir, the ex-chairman of the J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) is a key suspect.

His premises were also raided on Tuesday morning along with Ashok Kumar who is the Controller of the examinations of the JKSSB . The case dealt by the CBI was based on a complaint filed by the J&K Administration where at least 33 people have been accused of being involved in this recruitment scam.

Raids have been conducted in Jammu, Srinagar; Karnal, Mahendergarh, Rewari in Haryana; Gandhinagar in Gujarat; Delhi; Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Bengaluru in Karnataka.

Khalid Jahangir, a J&K Administrative Services Officer was also the Personal Secretary (PS) to Azad while his tenure as Union Health Minister. He also hails from the same Doda district where Azad hails from.

CBI raids ongoing at the Bohri area of Jammu in connection with the J&K Sub-Inspector recruitment scam. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Khalid was removed as the Chairman of the JKSSB recently after allegations hinting at a scam. However, he was given the charge of the Director for the Trade Promotion.

“It was alleged that the accused entered in conspiracy amongst officials of JKSSB, Bengaluru-based private company, beneficiary candidates and others, and caused gross irregularities in the conduct of written examination for the posts of sub-inspectors. It was further alleged that there was an abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba districts,” the CBI has said.

There were also allegations that besides the money, even the sexual favours were sought from the female candidates for recruitment.

Not just the J&K Police sub-inspector scam but another major irregularity in the finance accounts assistant recruitment also took place during the tenure of Khalid as Chairman of the JKSSB.

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