CBI books 17 personnel of armed force, their relatives in Army recruitment scam

The CBI has booked six lieutenant colonel-ranked officers, 11 other personnel and six civilians for alleged corruption in recruitment in the Army through Service Selection Board centres, officials said on Monday.

CBI raids 30 locations in 30 cities across the nation, recovers several incriminating documents.
On Monday, CBI said it had registered a case against five Lt Colonels among 23 others who were found guilty in an Army Recruitment scam and operated searches at around 30 locations in different cities.

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CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said after receiving a complaint from the office of Additional Directorate General, Discipline & Vigilance, the agency has booked 23 people, including 17 Army officials, six private persons, and others, on the allegations about bribery and irregularities in the recruitment of officers and other ranks through the Service Selection Board (SSB).

The spokesperson said, “Searches were run today at 30 places including Base Hospital in Delhi, other Army establishments, civilian areas covering 13 cities, including Kapurthala, Bathinda, Delhi, Kaithal, Palwal, Lucknow, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Guwahati, Jorhat, and Chirang.”

He also said that agency found many
incriminating documents from various spots and now the agency will scrutinize these documents soon.

Those Lieutenant Colonels against whom the case has been registered and their names mentioned in the CBI FIR include MVSNA Bhagwan, Surender Singh, Sukhdev Arora, Vinay and Navjot Singh Kanwar. The other Army personnel, who have been named in the FIR, are Major Bhavesh Kumar, Major Amit Fagna, Naib Subedar Kuldeep Singh, Havildar Pawan Kumar, Havildar Rajesh Kumar, Havildar Harpal Singh, Naik Parwinder Jeet Singh, Sepoy Rohit Kanwar, Cadet Hemant Dagar, and Cadet Inderjeet

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The CBI in its FIR has also named relatives of the Army officers as private persons and they included Pragati Singh, Devyanim wife of Major Bhavesh Kumar, Surender Aingh, the father of Bhavesh Kumar, Usha Kumawat, the mother of Bhavesh Kumar, and Bhupender Bajaj, the brother-in-law of Lieutenant Colonel Surender Singh.

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