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CRPF cancels around 400 recruitments in Bihar

The CRPF has cancelled the recruitment of around 400 constables in Bihar after it detected widespread irregularities and corruption in the selection process.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2007 16:09 IST

The CRPF has cancelled the recruitment of around 400 constables in Bihar after it detected widespread irregularities and corruption in the selection process.

Anomalies were detected in an enquiry conducted by the board for recruitment in Bihar headed by Deputy Inspector General GSL Saxena.

Confirming the cancellation of recruitment, Inspector General (CRPF, Patna) told PTI over phone, "We have revoked the appointment of about 400 constables and we will be inviting fresh applications for the vacancies."

These personnel had been selected as part of a recruitment drive to fill about 1,600 vacancies of constables in the state. The CRPF is planning to recruit over 15,000 constables from across the country this year.

Sources said the enquiry panel had found that some CRPF officers were also "involved" in the "job racket" along with some recruitment agencies in the state.

"The panel has recommended action against the officers and the agencies, touts and brokers," they said.

Wide-spread cheating during the selection test was also detected, they alleged adding, "one particular answer sheet contained three handwritings."

When contacted, Saxena refused to divulge details about the findings of the panel but confirmed that it had found irregularities in the process.

Sources said Saxena was also not happy with the "partial cancellation" of the recruitment. He is understood to have recommended to the top brass that the whole recruitment process be scrapped, they added.