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2011 recruitment scam: Two made it to Chandigarh police without written test

punjab Updated: Oct 06, 2016 12:56 IST
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
Hindustan Times
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Two candidates were selected without written test; 70 aspirants who had qualified for the examination were not called for interview; the marks of 10 candidates were altered to make them eligible for interview and marks of nine candidates were increased. (Representative image )

Five major irregularities are on record in the recruitment of 64 Class-4 employees in 2011. An inquiry committee headed by the then Indian Reserve Battallion commandant RN Meena filed on October 23, 2015, had said that marks of candidates who did not qualify the examination were increased.

Two candidates were selected without written test; 70 aspirants who had qualified for the examination were not called for interview; the marks of 10 candidates were altered to make them eligible for interview and marks of nine candidates were increased.

Sources said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the scam was detected by the then SP (headquarters) Arun Kampani in 2012, while compiling the result of the candidates. Sources added that documents had been tampered with and marks of some candidates were increased by cutting on the sheet.

Kampani then brought the details of the scam to the notice of the then IGP RP Upadhyay. Following that, a committee was set up to look into the matter.

Vigilance sources said that the senior police officers had sent the report to chief vigilance officer on May 6, 2016, for inquiry.

It was later learnt that the IPS officers had already conducted an inquiry.

Following this, the vigilance recommended the registration of cases against selection committee members.

“It is a tedious investigation. The scam came to light in 2012 and was confirmed in 2013. It is a difficult task to procure evidence,” a vigilance source said, adding that the main issue was procuring call details of candidates selected without qualifying the examination.

On Tuesday, the vigilance wing had booked former deputy inspector general (DIG) Rajinder Singh Ghumman, former deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagbir Singh and a serving inspector, Naseeb Singh.

The accused were members of the selection committee for the recruitment process.

The vigilance registered a case on charges of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy for recruiting 64 Class-4 employees.

The vigilance said of candidates recruited, marks of 11 water carriers were found to be tampered with.

Timeline

August 20, 2013 Scam brought to light by the IGP

October 23, 2015 Committee found irregularities

May 6, 2016 Police sent a report to chief vigilance officer

October 4, 2014 Ex-DIG, ex-DSP, inspector booked for anomalies in job selection