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CBI frames charges against 11, including SSC's ex-deputy regional director

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 06, 2014
First Published: 22:06 IST(6/3/2014) | Last Updated: 22:07 IST(6/3/2014)

CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Thursday framed charges against 11 persons, including former Staff Selection Commission's (SSC) deputy regional director Naveen Sehgal, in a case registered against them for irregularities during written exams held in September 2011 for the post of sub-inspectors in central police organisations.

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The CBI, in April 2012, had booked Sehgal and 11 others for allegedly committing forgery, cheating and other irregularities during the said exams. The case will now come up for hearing on April 21. One of the accused did not appear before the court, so charges were not framed against him.

The chargesheet was filed in October last year after two accused in the case- Saurab Kant, partner of the Softpro Consultants, accused of manipulating seating orders; along with Rajpal, a beneficiary, turned approvers for the CBI. The CBI on October 24, 2013 had informed the court that the two accused have become approvers in the case.

As per the CBI, nine candidates were selected from one room of the examination centre in Ambala district in the written exam held in September 2011. The test was conducted for the posts of sub-inspectors in CRPF, ITBP and other paramilitary forces.

Following this, the CBI had booked five other SSC officials and all the nine candidates on allegations of forgery and cheating and under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Two candidates who failed to clear the written exam had also filed a written complaint with CBI in this regard.

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