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NDA staff exam scam: Candidates told to leave answersheets blank

CBI probe has revealed accused in alleged scam asked favoured candidates to leave answersheets blank.

Written by SushantKulkarni | Pune |
June 25, 2012 3:41:08 am

CBI investigations have revealed that the accused in the alleged scam in recruitment of class IV NDA employees asked the favoured candidates to leave answersheets blank,so that these could be filled later with the correct answers. The six accused,including staff officer to the NDA Commandant Colonel Kulbir Singh arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),Pune,on Saturday,have been remanded in police custody till July 2.

The five others arrested were identified as Balkishan Kanojia of Uttamnagar,Vishnu Prasad Sharma of Shivne,Dattatray Shitkar and Manoj Shitkal of Kopre village and Ramesh Gaikwad of Khadakwasla.

The CBI remand application to the court of special judge D R Mahajan stated that the six accused and some yet-to-be-identified persons conspired to obtain illegal gratification from applicants for the 97 posts that included posts of lower division clerks,civilian motor drivers,cooks,gardeners,chowkidars and cleaners. The gratification was sought abusing the official position of Colonel Singh,the application said.

Investigating officer DySP Rajpal Singh said,“Primary investigations reveal that all others except Singh acted as agents in the recruitment process between May and June.

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Kanojia owns a shop on NDA campus and Sharma is a caterer.”

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