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CBI registers cases in IMA selection scam

The CBI has registered two cases against the then officials of the Indian Military Academy for alleged cheating, corruption and irregularities in the recruitment process. The CBI was probing allegations that irregularities were committed by the said officials in the recruitment of 59 Group ’C’ and 227 Group ‘D’ category employees.

After getting prima facie material to proceed, the agency has registered two cases, against Lieutenant Colonels Akhilesh Mishra, the then MTO, and Jagdish Bishnoi, the then catering officer (both posted at IMA, Dehradun), and Ambrish Tiwari, the then administrative officer at Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), along with unknown members of the selection board.

‘It was alleged that candidates who did not fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria were recruited on the basis of false experience certificates and forged documents, and answer sheets of certain candidates were found to have not been written by them,’ a CBI spokesperson said on Saturday.

The agency has registered cases under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and for forgery and alleged criminal conspiracy to cheat. Even though 34 candidates are suspected to have been selected on the basis of forged documents, CBI has named only 21 such in the FIR saying the rest were being identified and would be mentioned in the charge sheet. ‘This inquiry was registered on the allegations that irregularities were committed by the officers of IMA during the process of recruitment of 59 Group ‘C’ and 227 Group ‘D’ category employees,’ the statement said.
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