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Defence recruitment scam accused in CBI custody

A special CBI court today remanded two persons including an administrative officer in the Western Naval Command here to CBI custody till October 6 in connection with a recruitment racket.



Mumbai: A special CBI court today remanded
two persons including an administrative officer in the Western
Naval Command here to CBI custody till October 6 in connection
with a recruitment racket.

CBI had yesterday arrested four persons, including two
naval officers, for allegedly leaking the question paper of
Lower Division recruitment examination to over 130 candidates.

The accused are R C Naik and D S Murthi - both
administrative officers in Western and Eastern Naval Commands
respectively, Rambhir Singh Rawat - a former sailor and owner
of Manasa International Defence recruitment agency in
Vishakapatnam and Hyderabad based teacher Hoshiyar Singh.

While Naik and Hoshiyar have been remanded to CBI custody
till October 6, the other two accused - Rawat and Murthi were
sent to judicial custody till tomorrow after they complained
of torture by CBI officials.

Rawat and Murthi told the court they were beaten by CBI
officials last night. "They boxed me in my eyes and neck and
back. They did not take me to a doctor also," Rawat said.

Special CBI Judge S P Tavade directed that the duo to be
taken to St George`s hospital for medical examination and be
produced before the court tomorrow.

"Naik had gone to the examination board office in Pune,
which sets the paper. Once there he copied the question paper
in his pen drive and then gave it to Rawat. We need to find
out if other members of the board are also involved in the
racket," CBI counsel Suresh Badami told the court.

PTI

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