Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers on Wednesday said that they conducted searches in Porbandar in connection with an alleged recruitment scam in the Indian Army.
The searches were conducted in Porbandar, Pune in Maharashtra and in New Delhi which led to the recovery of incriminating documents and other evidence pertaining to investments made in moveable and immoveable properties, said CBI officers.
The CBI started the search after the agency registered a case against former commander working engineer (CWE) of the Military Engineering Services (MES) in Jhansi among other officials, in connection with an alleged recruitment scam.
“Former CWE Col Arvind Parashar, former deputy CWES Lt Col RR Negi, Lt Col AK Singh and garrison engineer Lt Col DS Rawat, among other unidentified people have been booked by the probe agency over allegations of illegalities committed in the recruitment of around 54 mates in the MES, Jhansi in 2012,” said an official statement by the CBI.
Earlier also, the CBI had begun investigation in the alleged irregularity case in the Indian Army.
The agency in February this year had registered a complaint after receiving an input about the alleged involvement of serving personnel in taking bribes for clearance of review medical exam of temporarily rejected officer candidates at the base hospital in New Delhi. The CBI had then booked six lieutenant colonel-ranked officers along with some others for alleged corruption in the…

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