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JE written exams J&K: CBI files chargesheet against 15 accused

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New Delhi, Jan 01 (KNO): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday said to have filed a chargesheet against 15 accused in an ongoing investigation of a case pertaining to irregularities in written examination of JE (Civil), Jal Shakti Department, J&K.

The chargesheet as per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has been filed against the then Assistant Sub Inspector of J&K Police; then Head Constable/Constable of CRPF; then Sepoy of Army; Teacher and private persons.

CBI had registered a case on 09-01-2023 on the request from Govt of J&K regarding irregularities in written examination of Junior Engineer (Civil), Jal Shakti Department, Govt of J&K conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB), the statement said.

“It was found during investigation that private person entered into conspiracy with other accused. In pursuance to the conspiracy, an employee of printing press, allegedly stole the question paper of JE (Civil) examination and handed over the same to the said private person. The private person contacted other accused to arrange/solicit candidates for sale of leaked question paper. It was further alleged that the candidates were taken to Panchkula in tempo travelers & taxi and provided leaked question papers in lieu of money,” the statement added.

The investigation was spread across several states involving analysis of voluminous technical data, Bank Accounts, Toll data and examination of more than 100 witnesses, it reads, adding that after investigation, a chargesheet was filed against the accused.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial, the statement added—(KNO)

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