TMB Report: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Imphal has registered an FIR case against ‘unknown officials’ of the Manipur Public Service Commission.
Following a written complaint, the agency on January 31 registered the FIR No. RC0212020A0002 under IPC section 120B/420/468/471, PC Act 1988 under section 13(2) & 13(1) (d). It has charged MPSC of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery for the purpose of cheating using forged documents, and criminal misconduct by public servant.
The agency will investigate into the alleged irregularities in the conduct of the Civil Services Mains examination for 2016 conducted by the MPSC.
In October last year, a Special Division Bench of Manipur High court comprising of Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh Nobin quashed the Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive (Main) Examination 2016 and the appointment orders issued by Department of Personnel (DP), Government of Manipur. It also directed MPSC to conduct the Main Examination, 2016 afresh after giving due notice to the candidates.
The court also directed CBI to investigate into the conduct of the examination by MPSC within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of the judgment and the order and to take appropriate action thereafter in accordance with law.
The Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination (CSCCE), 2016 was held for the selection to 62 posts of the Manipur Civil Service, Manipur Police Service and allied services.
Following the high court verdict quashing the civil service examination 2017 conducted by MPSC, state government issued an official order terminating all the selected candidates.
The order was upheld by the Supreme Court in November last year which told the agency to conduct a time bound investigation.
The committee looking into the alleged irregularities had found serious lapses such as missing signatures of examiners on answer sheets, alteration of numbers scored, non-appointment of controller of examination, absence of procedure for the evaluation and tabulation of answer sheets, among others, the officials said.