The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR in reference to an alleged recruitment rip-off in Assam Rifles in Jorhat, Assam. The case was initially registered by Assam police in 2019 and has been taken over by the CBI upon request from the state authorities.

In keeping with the FIR, a departmental inquiry by the vigilance department of the Assam Rifles in Shillong had discovered that one Yashwant Kumar, a trainer from Bihar, was performing as a intermediary in connivance with sure personnel and docs of the Assam Rifles to get candidates recruited within the power.

Through the vigilance inquiry, witnesses and name information had revealed that “Yashwant Kumar in connivance with some unknown Assam Rifles (officers) used to carry aspirants for recruitment at Jorhat throughout the recruitment rally and ship bribe cash to the officers of Assam Rifles, together with docs.”

“It’s alleged that this particular person has been working in coordination with some Assam Rifles personnel to cheat harmless youth by taking bribes for collection of shortlisted candidates. An audio clip detailing such cash transactions and false guarantees has been discovered throughout departmental investigations,” the FIR stated.

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The Assam Rifles is among the six central armed police forces (CAPFs) below the executive management of the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA). The opposite forces being the Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF), the Border Safety Pressure (BSF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Central Industrial Safety Pressure (CISF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The Assam Rifles is tasked with the upkeep of regulation and order within the northeast together with the Indian Military and in addition guards the Indo-Myanmar border within the area.  It has a sanctioned power of over 63,000 personnel and has 46 battalions, aside from administrative and coaching workers.

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