JAMMU: Securing jobs and qualifying entrance examinations for professional courses in the state of Jammu and Kashmir seems more serious and gigantic than what it comes to the public domain in recent past. There are more than hundred such cases where the beneficiaries have managed to intrude into lucrative government jobs through fraudulent tactics.
Though the present Governor S.P Malik has adopted a tough line and vouch to book all such fraudsters under criminal code with severe punishment but the task is herculean as these criminals are spread in length and breadth of the several state government departments.
As per the documents available with the mandate, out of several such scam one of the candidates who presently working as Assistant Engineer in Mechanical Department has managed to qualify the entrance examination of Govt polytechnic, Bikram Chowk through proxy candidate who happens to be his elder brother. As per the Crime Branch officer in such cases the beneficiary as well as the proxy candidate is equal culprits and both are liable to be prosecuted under various provisions of law for hatching criminal conspiracy through ‘common intention’. The quantum of punishment in such cases varies from 2 to 7 years and if the accuseds managed government jobs through such means, in such a scenario the entire salary drawn so far and in this case it would run into several crores shall be recovered with penalty besides lost of job.
(To be continued )