Meghalaya High Court orders CBI probe in police scam

Shillong : The Meghalaya High Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into an alleged recruitment scam of the police conducted by the Meghalaya Public Service Commission.

Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen issued the order on Thursday following a hearing on a petition filed by a candidate, Millon Ch Momin.

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The candidate found that he had scored 874 marks, which was more than the marks obtained by four other successful candidates but still didn’t get recruited.

The examination was conducted to fill up 34 posts.

While examining the viva-voice score sheet, the court also found that some marks were noted against certain candidates twice, once with pencil and another time with ball pen.

Public Service Commission Chairperson Biana W. Momin and Chief Controller of Examination W.A.M. Booth could not give any satisfactory answer about the marks given in the score sheet.

“After hearing the submissions advanced by the counsel for the parties and after examining the score sheet, I feel an independent enquiry is very necessary,” Sen said.

The court said the Central Bureau of Investigation shall have full liberty to examine all the documents as well as the persons concerned and the witnesses.