CBI files chargesheet against former NDA commandant and 10 others in recruitment scam 

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a charge sheet U/s 120-B r/w sections 201, 511 r/w Section 420 of IPC; Sec. 7, 9, 12 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(a) & (d) and Section 14 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against 11 accused persons including, then Commandant (Lt. General, Retd), National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune; then Staff Officer to the Commandant (Colonel Rank Officer); then Physical Training Officer (Colonel Rank Officer); then Establishment Officer & 03 other officials all working in National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune; then official of CAFVD, Khadki, Pune; then Store Keeper, Ordnance Depot, Dehu Road, Pune and two private persons in connection with alleged recruitment of Group ‘C’ posts at National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, during the year 2012.

A case was registered on 22.06.2012 against then Staff Officer to the Commandant, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune and others on the allegations that during May & June, 2012, the Staff Officer to the Commandant, NDA abused his official position and entered into criminal conspiracy with other private persons to cheat the Government & to obtain illegal gratifications from the applicants for the recruitment of 97 posts of Group ‘C’ employees, including Lower Division Clerk, Civilian Motor Driver, Cook, Mali, Chowkidar, Safaiwala etc. It was further alleged that in pursuance of the said conspiracy, the accused persons obtained huge illegal gratifications from a number of candidates by promising them confirmed appointment to the said posts. The accused had allegedly shown undue favour to candidates in physical and written examinations conducted for the said recruitment.

Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons which led to recovery of a large number of incriminating documents and huge amount of cash.

After thorough investigation, CBI filed charge sheet against accused public servants and private persons.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.