Daily Archive: March 8, 2018

12 Income Tax clerks, SSC officials booked for fraud

Nagpur (Maha), Mar 8 (PTI) The CBI’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here has registered an FIR against 11 clerks of the Income Tax office in Nagpur and one posted in Rajasthan for allegedly securing jobs through fraudulent means.

The bureau has also charged some unidentified officials of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) with issuing letters of appointment to the accused without verifying discrepancies in their admit cards issued for the examination for the posts, as per a copy of the FIR filed on March 6.

The copy of the FIR has been posted by the CBI on its website.

The selection process, which included a written exam and skill test, was conducted by the SSC between 2012 and 2014.

The fraud came to light when differences were found in signatures of these employees on their admit cards for the written exam and the cards issued to them for the skill tests.

According to the FIR, the employees allegedly deceived the invigilators by bringing in dummy candidates for their exam.

The accused allegedly inter-posed and mixed their photographs with those of the dummy candidates who appeared in their exam.

Ambedkar’s statue defaced in #Chennai

Chennai, Mar 8  Adding to the list of statues of leaders being vandalised in various parts of the country, a bust of Dalit leader B R Ambedkar in a residential locality here was found defaced today, triggering a protest by locals, police said

The bust, placed inside a structure covered with a grill in a residential neighbourhood in Tiruvotriyur, was splattered with paint.

As news of the defacement spread, people in the north Chennai area staged a protest. A police team led by Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP) G Shashank Sai visited the spot and assured action against the culprits.
“Based on a complaint from the local people, we have registered an FIR and two special teams have been formed to trace the culprits,” the DCP said.
More police pickets have been posted in the area for maintenance of law and order, he said.
A series of incidents of desecration of statues of various leaders, including Ambedkar, rationalist E V Ramasamy “Periyar” and Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, have been reported from different parts of the country. The incidents began after statues of Communist icon Vladimir Lenin were pulled down in Tripura following the BJP’s victory in the Assembly elections, ending 25 years of Communist rule.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the vandalism and said stern action would be taken against those found guilty.

Source: PTI