Srinagar May 5 , (TRK) :- A joint bail plea filed by an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police and his son, apprehended by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly playing a part in the police sub-inspector recruitment scam, was denied by Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice Mohan Lal. The duo was among 33 people charged by the central probe agency on November 12, 2020, for their alleged roles in the recruitment fraud.
JKSSB Recruitment Exam Controversy and Sub-Inspector Scam Under CBI Investigation
The administration of Jammu and Kashmir invalidated the lists of candidates selected for various positions including 1,200 general candidates, 1,300 junior engineers, and 1,000 finance account assistants following allegations of malpractice and question paper leakage during the JKSSB recruitment examination in March. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) initiated a probe into the sub-inspector recruitment scam which led to the detainment of several people including Assistant Sub-Inspector Ashok Kumar and his son Jaisuriya Sharma. Justice Mohan Lal of Jammu and Kashmir High Court rejected their joint bail plea based on his opinion that there was no substantial reason for granting bail to the accused who had played a key role in the recruitment fraud, according to senior CBI counsel Monika Kohli. Allegedly, the accused were part of a conspiracy with JKSSB officials and M/s Merit Trac Bengaluru, which was responsible for conducting the written exam, to leak question papers to candidates in exchange for cash (TRK).