Army recruitment scam : CBI books 23 army personnel including 6 Lt Cols, 2 Majors

New Delhi : An FIR has been registered against 23 people, including 17 Army personnel by CBI. The FIR has been lodged in connection with a case regarding allegations of bribery and irregularities in recruitment through the Service Selection Board (SSB).

Those who are booked in this case include six Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, a Major’s parents and wife and many others from the ranks of Naib Subedars, Havildars and Sepoys, the agency said.

The CBI conducted searches at 30 places in 13 cities covering Army establishments and cantonments besides civilian areas on Monday. CBI is set to serve notice to the accused to join the investigations. Accused will be questioned in the coming days.

The Army has also provided their internal inquiry report to the CBI. The report details the findings against each officer. Through some bank accounts of civilians, money trails of over Rs 50 lakh has already been established. but in the FIR, the cash part has been mentioned as “undisclosed”. Sources say it could be to the tune of several crores of rupees.

On March 13, On a complaint from an Army officer, Brigadier V K Purohit, the case was registered.

According to the complaint from the Army, an input was received on February 28 about alleged involvement of serving personnel in accepting bribes for clearing a medical review exam of temporarily rejected candidates at the Base Hospital in New Delhi.

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