Central Crime Branch (CCB) police gets three months’ time during a hearing on Wednesday from Madras High Court to complete the ongoing investigation into recruitment scam and then file a comprehensive report in the case. CCB has been asked to probe Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group-I recruitment scam. The hearing was done by the division bench of justices R Subbiah and R Pongiappan.
The CCB had requested the High Court to grant an extension of three months to complete the probe. The High Court granted liberty to the petitioner and the next hearing in the matter is scheduled for the first week of December.
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According to the counsel for petitioner M Purushothaman’s claim, out of 5,000 candidates who wrote the TNPSC exam, only 148 cleared the written part and called for an interview. However, among these 148 only 74 were selected. In the petition, Purushothaman has urged the court to take proceedings against the 74 candidates who could not make it to the selection.
A private TV channel got hands on blank answer sheets of Tamil Nadu Public Service exams sent by an anonymous person which led to suspicion. This helped to uncover and expose the scam. The government has allotted postings to the 68 candidates among the 74 selected candidates.