RRB scam: Documents of over 400 aspirants recovered
CBI now faces a mammoth task of tracking down over 400 job aspirants, who had submitted their original certificates to the accused as "security deposit".
Mumbai: After unearthing a multi-crore
railway recruitment scam with the arrest of 10 persons
including the chairman of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), S M
Sharma, CBI now faces a mammoth task of tracking down over 400
job aspirants, who had submitted their original certificates
to the accused as "security deposit".
According to CBI, the candidates were made to submit
their original certificates along with a cash amount of Rs
50,000 to touts. These certificates were to be returned once
the aspirants appeared for the exams and paid the second
instalment of Rs 3.5 lakh, a CBI official said.
"The original documents were taken to ensure that no
alarm could be raised and to ensure payment of the money for
the question paper," the official said.
CBI had arrested ten persons including Sharma and his
son Vivek Bhardwaj for allegedly taking money from job
aspirants in return of the question paper for the posts of
Assistant Loco Pilot and Assistant Station Masters.
"During our raids, we recovered a number of certificates
from the houses of the accused. During investigation, it was
learnt that the applicants were asked to submit their
documents as surety," the official said.
All the documents would be given back to each of the
applicant who might be taken as witnesses in our case against
the 10 arrested accused, he added.