IEP Dehradun September 28
The OMR sheets of the Uttarakhand police sub-inspector recruitment conducted in Pantnagar university in 2015 have allegedly been destroyed. The Vigilance department has said that they are investigating the matter and action will be taken against illegal destruction of any OMR sheet. The department started the probe into the matter after the investigation of the Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UKSSSC) paper leak case by the Special Task Force (STF) led to the discovery of irregularities in several other recruitments including the Uttarakhand police SI recruitment test in 2015.Talking about the progress of the case, the director of the State Vigilance department Amit Sinha said that the department conducted a preliminary investigation in the SI recruitment case as soon as it was handed over to them by the State administration.
“The department has submitted an investigation report to the high-level committee set up by the State administration. We will register a case against the guilty party as per the verdict of the committee which will be out soon,” added Sinha.
The authorities were also suspecting tampering with the OMR sheets of some candidates of police SI recruitment but the sheets were allegedly destroyed after the exam making it difficult to get more information about the candidates who cleared the recruitment through cheating. Since the case is more than seven years old, the authorities are also purportedly facing difficulties in gathering digital and electronic evidence like call detail records among others which had turned out to be a game changer for STF in investigating the UKSSSC paper leak case. Talking about the issue, the Vigilance director said, “I would not comment much on the issue since it is part of an ongoing investigation but the department is currently investigating the matter of OMR sheets being allegedly destroyed illegally. We will soon register the case against the culprits and will make arrests after gathering enough evidence. Rest assured that action will be taken against everybody involved in this recruitment fraud.