CBI registers preliminary enquiry in ‘Army recruitment scam'
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 20-Apr-2017

New Delhi, April 20: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated a preliminary enquiry into the recent army recruitment examination paper leak case. CBI had received a complaint from the Defence Ministry alleging that the examination paper of Army Recruitment Board for lower level posts was leaked a day before the test was scheduled on 26 February this year.

The Army had to cancel the Common Entrance Examination after the crime branch of Thane police busted the recruitment racket. The police had received information that an institute which conducts coaching classes for army job aspirants had given the paper to some aspirants in advance for a price.

Police said that these coaching classes had also arranged for fake domicile and residence proof for students hailing from other places so as to enable them appear for the examination in that zone.

Police had arrested 18 people from Maharashtra and Goa for their alleged involvement in the leak. Also, Thane police had said 350 students were also detained for questioning and later let off. The examinations were held for a number of posts, including soldier clerk and strongman and soldier tradesman, in 52 centres across the country.