CBI claims recruitment scam in IITM, Pune; case filed

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed to have detected a recruitment scam in prestigious Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, registered a case against its adviser and carried out searches at her residence during which documents related to deposits of over Rs one crore were recovered.

CBI has registered a case against Chabi Bardhan, the then Private Secretary to the Director and now working as Advisor at the Institute, Sanjay Hasnale, in-charge of the transport cell and Amit Kumar, upper division clerk at the Institute.

SMS seeking reaction of Bardhan remained unanswered.
Public relations officer of IITM, HP Borgaonkar, also did not respond to e-mail seeking his reaction.
The agency carried out searches at the officie and residential premises of the three persons during which three bank accounts having fixed deposite reciepts of Rs 1.16 crores were recovered from the premises of Bardhan, CBI sources said.

CBI has registered a case against the accused under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act among other, agency spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said here on Saturday.

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