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Big action of CBI in Jammu and Kashmir, raids at 36 places

CBI has carried out a major raid operation in Jammu and Kashmir. CBI raids 37 locations in 6 districts of Jammu region in Financial Accounts Assistant paper leak case.

New Delhi: CBI has carried out a major raid operation in Jammu and Kashmir. CBI has raided 37 locations in 6 districts of J&K in connection with the investigation of Financial Accounts Assistant (FAA) paper leak.


The news of arrest of anyone in the CBI raid has not come to the fore so far. At present, the investigation of CBE is going on. Last year, this exam was conducted by the Finance Department in the first week of March i.e. on March 6.


Its results came on 21 April. Irregularities were found after the results of the examination were out. In the results, the maximum number of candidates were selected from Jammu, Kathua and other districts. After this, in view of the possibility of disturbances in this, the CBI has started investigation in the case.


A CBI source said the raids are being conducted at the premises of touts, J&K forest guards, CRPF constables and Air Force officers accused of leaking the paper. The CBI had registered an FIR in this matter in November 2022. On November 30 last year, the CBI had raided 14 locations where incriminating documents were recovered.


What is the whole matter?

A case was registered against 20 accused including the then Member of Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) (JKAS), the then Medical Officer of BSF Frontier Headquarters, Paloura, private individuals, private company and unknown others.


The written exam for the recruitment was conducted by JKSSB on March 6, 2022. According to the FIR, "There were allegations regarding malpractices in the examination and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir constituted an inquiry committee to probe the same. The report of the committee alleged conspiracy between officials of JKSSB, Bengaluru-based private company, beneficiary candidates and others." were disclosed, which led to gross irregularities in the conduct of the examination."


During the investigation, the CBI came to know about the question paper being leaked to the selected high profile candidates. The CBI said that violations of rules and forgery etc. were also found in the JKSSB entrusting the task of setting the question paper to a private company in Bengaluru.


Earlier, CBI raids in these states

Earlier, on January 31, the CBI had conducted searches at 50 places in seven states and union territories including Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Punjab, UP, Haryana in the paper leak case. The raids were carried out in connection with the investigation of two cases related to the leak of question papers of the written examination for the post of constable in Himachal Pradesh Police.

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