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CBI CONDUCTS SEARCHES AT 26 LOCATIONS IN CASE RELATED TO IRREGULARITIES IN X AND XII EXAMINATIONS OF NIOS

November 28, 2018 08:43 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

The Central Bureau of Investigation has conducted searches at 26 locations spread over in 06 States including Bhopal, Sehore, Ratlam, Umaria (all in Madhya Pradesh); New Delhi; Fatehabad, Faridabad (Haryana); Bhubaneswar, Ganjam (Orissa); Guwahati, Kamrup, Lakhimpur (Assam) and Gangtok (Sikkim) at the premises of officials working in National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), ex-officials of NIOS; study centres and private persons in an on-going investigation of a case. During searches, around 200 items such as hard disk drives, mobile phones and various incriminating documents including admit cards, vouchers, passbooks, mark sheets, cheque books, seals, diaries, answer sheets of NIOS, payments received from candidates, fees payment made to NIOS & seating plan of examination hall etc. have been recovered.

CBI had registered the case on 23.07.2018 U/s 120-B, 420, 467, 468 & 471 of IPC and Section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of PC Act on the complaint of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi on the allegations that there was malpractices in the conduct of examination with respect to large number of students (around 1800) in the class X and XII examinations, conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in April, 2017.Investigation is continuing.

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