Haryana recruitment scam: Court seeks reply

Haryana recruitment scam: Court seeks reply

A Delhi court has asked the CBI to respond to a plea by a co-accused of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a teachers' recruitment scam, to put the 1,577 teachers also on trial for being “illegal beneficiaries” of the scam.

The court asked the CBI, to submit a reply by March 21. The plea by co-accused Narain Singh Ruhil alleges that 1,577 “undeserving candidates” who got selected were in the Junior Basic Trained Scheme where the “ultimate illegal beneficiary” of the conspiracy and were still enjoying the benefits.

The plea alleged the CBI has deliberately not made the beneficiary teachers accused to “protect the real culprits, who are very influential persons”. “It is surprising on the part of the CBI that the proposed accused, who have been ultimate beneficiary of alleged crime have neither been made witness nor accused. This shows biased, inconclusive and unfair investigation of the CBI," the petition said.

It added that 1,577 candidates out of over 3,000 appointments were undeserving.  It said prosecution examined 63 witnesses out of 140 till date and on the basis of their depositions, it was apparent that all undeserving candidates, who have been appointed as JBT teachers, have been part of the alleged conspiracy as main motive of the commission of the alleged offences was to give benefit to those undeserving candidates.

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