Recruitment Scam: CBI Books 17 Army Officers

New Delhi: The CBI has booked 17 Army officers and six private persons in connection with alleged irregularities in the recruitment for the armed forces.

The officers, including five of Lt Col rank were charged with corruption following raids by the CBI in 30 locations across the country on Monday.

Lt Col MVSNA Bhagwan is alleged to be the mastermind of the recruitment racket, The Indian Express reported.

The CBI FIR is based on a complaint from Brigadier (Vigilance) VK Purohit. He complained that on February 28, an input was received about the alleged involvement of serving personnel in taking bribes for clearance of review medical exam of temporarily rejected officer candidates at the Base Hospital in New Delhi.

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