Chennai: Nearly four months after the income tax department lodged a complaint with the Chennai police over the fraudulent way a candidate was selected by Staff Selection Commission as multi-task staff in the department, the investigators are yet to track down the fradusters. “The complaint has been come to the notice of senior officers and they are examining the complaint,” a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
In the complaint lodged with the Thousand Lights police station it was alleged that 32 year-old old Biru (roll number 8202002802) from Vaishali district in Bihar, had got selected by SSC for the job after somebody else wrote the examination for him on February and August 2014. The complaint from office of the Principal chief commissioner of income tax, Tamil Nadu, mentioned that the script / handwriting as well as left thump impressions collected at the time of examination did not match with that of Biru, who came to join duty and asked the police to take appropriate action for impersonation.
Biru had reportedly paid Rs 3 lakh to a Bihar based syndicate to sail through the tests and get appointment order.While the police are yet to trace the offenders, probably holed up in Bihar, the Staff Selection Commission’ regional director A Murugaiyan when contacted said that SSC has cancelled Biru’s appointment. “We came across one such case of impersonation in this part of the country. It may be more in northern region. We can’t do much except cancel his appointment,” he said.
Sources in income tax department however said that largescale malpractice of impersonation in SSC examination has been happening in Bihar for the last 10 years and only recently the recruiting agencies started taking thump impressions at the examination centre and the joining office. “The entire syndicate is controlled by political mafia there. In the process, politicians and their henchmen collect huge money and the country gets thousands of men and women without merit to work in its ministries and departments. I don’t think there will be any action against those who had already joined,” an official noted....