CBI registers case against 17 army officers in recruitment scam
The CBI has registered a case against 23 people, including 17 army officers, in a recruitment scam.
The agency also conducted searches at 30 locations across several cities on Monday in connection with the case.
The agency registered a case on a complaint from the office of additional directorate general, discipline & vigilance, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry Office Defence (Army), New Delhi, against 17 army officers including a lieutenant colonel, a major, a naib subedar and a sepoy besides six private persons and others on the allegations pertaining to bribery and irregularities in recruitment of officers and other ranks through the 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, Bathinda, Delhi, Kaithal, Palwal, Lucknow, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Guwahati, Jorhat and Chirangon which led to the recovery of several incriminating documents,” the CBI said.
The documents so far recovered during the searches are being scrutinised and investigation is continuing, it added.