CBI books 17 Army officials over bribery allegations in SSB recruitment exam


New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against 17 Army officials including Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Naib Subedar and Sepoy, on Monday (March 15) for alleged corruption in the recruitment of Army officers through Service Selection Board (SSB) centres. 

The case has also been filed against six others on the allegations pertaining to bribery and irregularities in recruitment of officers and other ranks through SSB. 

The case was registered after complaint from the office of Additional Directorate General, Discipline and Vigilance, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army), DHQ PO, New Delhi. 

The searches were conducted at 30 places including Base Hospital, Cantonment, other Army establishments, civilian areas in 13 cities including Kapurthala, Bhathinda, Delhi, Kaithal, Palwal, Lucknow, Bareili, Gorakhpur, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Guwahati, Jorhat and Chirangon. Several incriminating documents were recovered in the raid which will be sent for scrutiny. 

Meanwhile, the investigation is still on. 

In March, the Indian Army had cancelled an examination for pan-India recruitment of general duty personnel after the paper was found to have been leaked.

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