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cbi: CBI books 4 military officials for recruitment irregularities | India News


NEW DELHI: The CBI has filed an FIR against four Military Engineering Service officials in connection with their investigation into the alleged irregularities into a recruitment conducted in 2012. According to agency officials, three of them were of lieutenant colonel rank at the time of the alleged crime while one of them was a colonel.
The case pertains of hiring of 54 “Mates” in 2012, officials said. After registration of FIR, searches were conducted at Pune (Maharashtra), Porbandar (Gujarat) and New Delhi at the premises of the accused which led to recovery of incriminating documents, agency officials said. The sleuths have also recovered documents pertaining to investment made in movable/immovable properties.
A CBI spokesperson said on Wednesday: “A case has been registered against Colonel Arvind Parashar, the then Commander Working Engineer (CWE) of Military Engineering Services (MES), Jhansi and two former deputy CWEs — lieutenant colonels R R Negi and A K Singh — apart from then Garrison Engineer D S Rawat”.
Sources said the agency was likely to make multiple arrests in the case. A preliminary enquiry was conducted after the agency received a complaint.
The CBI has sought documents related to the recruitment of Mates in 2012 and will soon summon those named in the FIR. It is looking at the role of some yet to be identified public servants and a few private persons in the case, officials said.

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