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 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at around 14 locations including in Jammu and Sambha at the premises of accused and others in a case related to alleged irregularities in examination of J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) for the posts of Accounts Assistant.

A case was registered against 20 accused including then member (JKAS) of JKSSB, then Medical officer of BSF Frontier Headquarters, Paloura, private persons, private company and unknown others on the allegations of irregularities in the examination conducted by JKSSB for posts of Accounts Assistant of Finance Department (FAA).

It may be recalled that the written test for said recruitment was conducted by JKSSB on March 6. The results were declared on April 21, the probe agency statement said.

There were allegations regarding malpractices in the examination and government of J&K constituted an Inquiry Committee to look into the same. The report of the Committee revealed the alleged conspiracy amongst officials of JKSSB, private company based at Bangalore, beneficiaries candidates and others causing alleged gross irregularities in conduct of said examination. Certain allegations including high percentage of selected candidates from the districts of Jammu, Kathua and Reasi, leakage of question paper, violation of rules by JKSSB in assigning the task of setting question paper to a Bengaluru based private company and forgery were also found, the statement said.