The CBI on Sunday carried out searches in connection with the alleged bungling in recruitment of teachers in Chandigarh against three persons, including a Haryana civil services officer.
The case was registered by the CBI after directions from the Punjab and Haryana high court under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act against two persons -- Hardev Singh and Jolly, CBI said.
The case was earlier registered by Chandigarh Police in September 2009 but was subsequently re-registered by the CBI on the directions of the high court after the police failed to make any headway in the case.
It was alleged that during the period from 2007-09, Singh and Jolly allegedly in collusion with the unknown public servants of the department of education, Chandigarh, were demanding bribe for appointment of teachers, the official spokesperson said in a release.
Searches were conducted today at four places, including that of the residence-cum-office of the then director physical instructor (Schools) Samvrat Singh, a civil service officer of Haryana and premises of Singh and Jolly.
Singh is at present secretary in the Haryana Urban Development Authority.