The government has taken this decision after the report of rigging in the examination of the recruitment board.
Punjab Police has canceled the examinations conducted to fill 560 posts of Sub-Inspector (SI). The computer-based examination for the posts of four cadres (Investigation, District, Armed Police, and Intelligence) of Punjab Police was conducted from August 17 to 24 at various centers in the state. The government has taken this decision after the report of rigging in the examination of the recruitment board.
A Punjab Police spokesperson said on Sunday that the date for conducting the new examination for the recruitment of SI will be notified soon. The recruitment board constituted for the recruitment of sub-inspectors had recommended the cancellation of the examinations after reports of fraud and fraud in the examinations. The DGP’s office received the report in this regard on 27th September and on 2nd October the DGP accepted the recommendations of the Recruitment Board. The spokesman said that the Punjab Police has already registered three FIRs in SAS Nagar, Patiala, and Khanna districts based on complaints of cheating and plagiarism.
The spokesman said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the leadership of ADGP Pramod Ban (Special Crime and Economic Offenses Wing, Punjab) was constituted by the DGP on September 15 for a fair and speedy investigation of the registered cases. The SIT is probing the cases and so far 20 accused have been arrested under three FIRs.
When and where were the cases filed:
- In Anaj Mandi police station Patiala, FIR number 240 has been registered on 16 September under sections 420, 465, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and section 66D of IT Act.
- Another FIR number 126 dated September 13 was registered under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B and 66D of IPC Act in Phase-8 of Mohali police station.
- Third FIR No. 170 was registered on 23rd August at Police Station City-2 Khanna under Section 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and Section 66C of IT Act.