The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has busted a job recruitment racket in the city, arresting Chandrashekhar, a constable with the Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Ballari Road, and Satyaprakash Singh who runs a coaching centre in Vidyaranyapura.
The CBI had registered a case on May 12 based on a complaint filed by the IGP (BSF) accusing Chandrashekhar of being in touch with the applicants for the post of constables and received money promising them clearance in the medical board examination.
The CBI managed to intercept Chandrashekhar while he was entering Goodwill Coaching Centre, run by Satyaprakash Singh. Chandrashekhar, on interrogation, admitted that he was working at the behest of Singh who had assured a sum of Rs 30,000 per candidate to clear the medical board examination of certain select candidates.
“Chandrashekhar confessed that he had gone to the coaching centre to collect his first instalment of payment. Both Singh and Chandrashekhar were arrested after a search was conducted at the coaching centre as well as a hotel room at Kogilu Cross in Yelahanka,” a CBI officer said.
It was found that Singh used to contact job aspirants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana and ask them to come to the city with certain documents. Based on the required documents to be forged, Singh would demand money from them. He used to provide all necessary information about job openings at CRPF and the BSF. “Singh had roped in Chandrashekhar for his internal contacts within the BSF. Singh has confessed that he had forged documents and involved in two such recruitments in 2013 and 2015. He would collect Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh from candidates on the pretext of providing coaching. Singh was in the Air Force and retired as Naik 15 years back,” an official said.
The CBI has seized 117 fake rubber stamps in the names of various government officials, including circle inspectors, medical officers and heads of educational institutions. The officials also found four candidates in the hotel room at Kogilu Cross. The candidates, who were housed there before being taken to the medical board, also possessed documents.
The CBI produced both the accused before the CBI Special Court, which remanded them in police custody for 10 days.