Hyderabad: Reacting strongly to media reports, the State Level Police Recruitment Board on Saturday said that aspersions cast on the body over the arrest of five probationary SIs for impersonation are unwarranted and unfounded.
In a clarification issued by the SLPRB Chairman, the Board said that the DGP had received an email on January 1, 2010, saying that in the written examination held on September 13, 2009, certain candidates used fake candidates to write on their behalf.
The SLPRB Chairman referred it to SP, Nalgonda for enquiry and report on January 11, 2010. The Nalgonda SP submitted a report on February 24, 2010. On March 15, 2010, the SLPRB Chairman instructed the Nalgonda SP to get a case registered and investigate.
On April 9, 2010, the Nalgonda SP requested for certain information from SLPRB to proceed with investigation in a case registered earlier in Tipparthi police station of the district.
The same was furnished to the SP on May 7, 2010, besides some other information on June 16, 2010 as per his request.
On July 15, 2010, the Nalgonda SP asked for information in respect of two more candidates and it was furnished on July 27, 2010.
The Nalgonda SP was given all the information and documents that are required for investigation. Accordingly, some candidates were arrested by Nalgonda police.
Subsequently cases were transferred to CID for further investigation.
After collecting scientific evidence, the CID arrested five probationary SIs recently and investigation is sill in progress.
The CID office also mentioned the registration of cases in this regard.
The State Level Police Recruitment Board clarified that it is doing its best to bring in transparency and accountability in the recruitment process. There is neither complicity nor compromise on this issue. Severe action is initiated against those responsible for employing dubious means to secure employment.
In the last recruitment process held in 2010, biometric finger prints of the candidates were obtained using biometric devices in order to prevent such instances.(INN)