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Army Recruitment Scam: CBI Booked 17 army officers including, 5 Lt Col-ranked Officers

GUWAHATI –   The CBI has booked 17 Army officers including five officers of Lt Col rank, and six private persons in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment for the armed forces. It conducted searches at 30 locations across 13 cities in the country.

 “Searches were conducted today at 30 places, including Base Hospital, Cantonment, other Army establishments, civilian areas covering 13 cities like Kapurthala, Bhathinda, Delhi, Kaithal, Palwal, Lucknow, Bareili, Gorakhpur, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Guwahati, Jorhat and Chirangon which led to recovery of several incriminating, said media reports.

The CBI registered a case on a complaint from office of Additional DG, Discipline & Vigilance, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry Office Defence (Army), New Delhi against 17 Army officials, including Lt Colonel, Major, Naib Subedar, Sepoy, besides six private persons on the charge of bribery in recruitment through Service Selection Board (SSB).

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