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Sub-Inspectors recruitment cheating case: Home minister calls for action against guilty, promises ‘stricter system’

'The govt is absolutely ready to take strict action against the officers found guilty in the inquiry., he said.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: April 5, 2015 10:45:45 am

Days after The Indian Express reported about Rajkot’s Sub-Inspectors recruitment cheating case, State Home Minister on Saturday called for action against the officers found guilty in the case. On April 2, the Police Recruitment Board had submitted its report on the case to the state DGP and state government.

The report of the inquiry, by Rajkot Rural SP Gagandeep Gambhir, had found State Reserved Police GRP XIII Commandant M L Ninama, ACP Rajkot (headquarters) A L Chaudhary and Police Inspector (headquarters) R L Pandor guilty of aiding cheating in the SI recruitment. The report was upheld by SI Recruitment Board head IGP Manoj Agrawal.

State Home Minister Rajnikant Patel told The Indian Express over phone, “We came to know through the newspaper report about the submission of inquiry report to the DGP. It has reached the state government and we will be going through the report. The government is absolutely ready to take strict action against the officers found guilty in the inquiry.”

Talking about the allegations that the state government was being requested to mellow down their action against the officers after the submission of this report, Patel said, “We will not spare anyone. There is no question of mercy here. We had developed such a transparent system of recruitment for policemen still the candidates tried to cheat.  To avoid such unpardonable cheating in recruitment, we will bring in a stricter system now”.

Two women candidates, Vinku Kunadia and Pooja Khuman — one a constable with Amreli police and another a PT teacher — had appeared for the physical round of the Sub-Inspectors recruitment session held in Rajkot. ACP Chaudhary’s son, who was also participating in the recruitment, was allegedly found sitting in the control room and looking through the details of the process.

On February 16, the women candidates appeared for the recruitment in Rajkot. During their turn to run the 1,600-metres race, which is supposed to be finished in 9.5 minutes, the women allegedly took a short cut and entered the race from the middle, finishing it in 55 seconds.

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