New Delhi, 14 October
The CBI has busted a recruitment racket by booking five CRPF constables posted at the headquarters of its elite CoBRA force for allegedly taking bribes to select unsuccessful candidates in the anti-Naxal commando unit. Officials gave this information on Thursday.
The agency’s action came on a complaint from the COBRA headquarters, which alleged that some constables, who had undergone pre-induction training at the COBRA School of Jungle Warfare and Tactics, alleged that a “criminal network” was operating, Who used to take bribe from unsuccessful candidates. To get them selected in the COBRA units, he said.
CoBRA stands for Commando Battalion for Resolute Action of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The agency has registered a case against constable general duty Shashi Kanwar, Rahul Rathi, Manoj Kumar, Mohit Kumar Rathi, Velu Murugan and former constable Sandeep Kumar.
Following the FIR, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at five places in the premises of the accused constables in Delhi, Haryana and Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, he said.
It is alleged that Mohit Kumar Rathi had contacted his failed training partner Kampila Mogulaiah, who had failed the final induction test to ensure his selection, and provided the account number of Narveer Singh, who is Kanwar’s brother-in-law. Had it.
Mogulaiah had allegedly deposited Rs 35,000 in that account.
Later, CRPF came to know of several instances where unsuccessful candidates were approached by accused constables to deposit cash in the accounts of Narveer Singh and others to get selected in the commando unit.
The force has alleged that Manoj Kumar, who was posted at the headquarters and had access to the files of constables in pre-induction training, was part of the conspiracy.
The FIR alleges that Kanwar allegedly received money in his brother-in-law’s account and reported it to Manoj Kumar, who helped clear these unsuccessful candidates. -PTI