A week ago, as reported, there has been a massive organized fraud and forgery in recruitment drive for post of “Constables” in Bihar police which took place under Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC), Patna. In 11 districts, there were sequential mismatch of information of candidates such as, thumb impression, signature and height measurement.
The open statement of the BMP commandant of Jamui, Safi-ul-Haq and confession of Gaya district’s SSP, Rajiv Mishra on rampant fraud are big question mark on intentions of the CSBC and also the government. Till date, no response from the state government has surfaced in public. But few dots are yet to be joined in understanding the insane depth of cruelty unleashed by the babus of Susashan on those who were genuine candidates. In any wrongdoing, there are two sides- one is of the wrong doer and the other of the victim. The victims have been vilified in an unimaginable manner.
Apart from arrests of the fraud candidates in different pockets of Bihar, during Physical Evaluation Test (PET) held at Gardanibagh center, Patna on month of February 2018, three candidates were detained on allegations of being fake candidates. But these arrests were very different from all other due to some reason. Mismatch of thumb impression was one point of complain. But one candidate suppose (A) among the three has revealed the whole incident of the day on which he along with two more candidates, was arrested. This revelation was made on condition of keeping the identity anonymous.
Total 5 candidates were allegedly sidelined during PET when there was a thumb impression mismatch. Right after this, they were arrested amid objections and protest. But these candidates were not send to police custody like others, instead the examiners and police made candidates to sit till evening. At evening time, K.S.Dwivedi, who then was not DGP of the state, along with two other IPS officers interviewed the candidate (A), informally. He asked about the questions which came in the written examination. The reply of Candidate (A) was adequate enough to relate it with his knowledge. Candidate along with other two candidates even went to extent of requesting the examiners to review and check the video recording and photographs of the written examination. Aspirants were confident about their factual appearance in written examination, based on this, the request was made. The innocent and factual candidates were kept in jail for 73 days. This assault by the government has broken all energy to move forward. Despite all requests to recheck and match each and every parameter required for recruitment, instead, the police officials along with senior IPS officers tried best to bury the truth. The attempt to prove their innocence did not stop here, after release, the same candidate did move further to file an RTI to CSBC asking for- the photo copy of declaration which was taken during written exam (This was done with an aim to match the handwriting); along with photo copy of thumb impression and signature were also demanded but there was no reply from the concerned authority as 2 months have already passed.
MORE EVIDENCE TO PROVE THE RECRUITMENT DRIVE AS FORGERY
Two candidates from two different districts of Bihar had filed two RTI couple of months ago to Central Selection Board of Constable, Patna seeking information on the cut marks for the General category for both male and female candidates. Here are the two RTI reply which depict entirely two different information on the cut off marks for female candidates-
In the above mentioned RTI reply, the cut off for the general category (GEN-F-NHG) for female was 78.
And in the second RTI reply, the cut off for the general category (GEN-F-NHG) for female was 52. The difference in cut off marks for female candidates general category provided by the CSBC can clearly be seen.
Why the provided information through RTI on the same question has two different answers?
Shouldn’t the accountability of state police officials be scrutinized?
After the first report of Newsd based on visual and documented evidence on the fraud in the recruitment drive, a movement in the opposition camp can be felt.
To a great extent there was total silence in opposition camp of Bihar’s polity but RJD’s national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member, Prof. Manoj Jha took the first step of taking cognizance of the grave issue by writing it to Bihar’s Chief Minister, demanding an immediate high-level investigation and to take necessary action. This is definitely is a sign of relief but much more tough stand by the opposition parties and civil society is need of the hour as the future and lives of youth section has been deliberately put on stake. Strong protests, rally by the victims has already taken place but when will the voice from opposition against this wrongdoing by the government will get countered?
The moot purpose of keeping the evidences, facts and highlighting the plight of real, hardworking candidates who deserved to be in the administration, is to show the hollowness of “Susashan”. The Embarkment scam, the Mahadalit scam, the Srijan scam, the Toilet scam, the Paddy scam, the Scholarship scam, the Stadium scam, the Indira Awas scam in Bihar are examples which reflect the tolerance of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister towards corruption and now with this rampant fraud in administrative recruitment of constables one can witness an impersonation of the worst order. Let us examine the truthful character of those who boast and chest thump on name of “Susashan”. With such a muteness and blind eye of the government how can we expect our state and its society to prosper in correct direction with fundamentals of upright honesty?