In a crackdown against corruption in Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC), the Flying Squad of the Haryana Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar has busted a gang of employees HSSC and other departments along with their brokers for running a job-for-cash racket.

Employees posted in HSSC office would leak the data to other employees or brokers. Then members of the gang, including some HSSC employees, used to collect information on candidates who were already in the merit list prepared by the HSSC and just required pass marks in the interview.

They then used to call such candidates and ask them for money for a
guaranteed selection in the interview.

Disclosing this, an official spokesman said the CM had received several complaints regarding some employees running this racket. Following this, Khattar ordered the Flying Squad to investigate the matter and catch the
culprits.

Following this, such employees and their brokers were identified and trapped after technical surveillance by the Flying Squad. They were found exchanging confidential details and interacting with candidates for money involved in the deal, an official spokesman said.

The Flying Squad on Thursday arrested some employees of the HSSC and other departments along with their brokers for extracting money from candidates, who had made it to interview on the basis of merit, by
promising them selection in government jobs. The squad has also arrested an employee in Jind in this connection.

Those arrested include, superintendent, Subhash Parashar, assistants, Rohtash Sharma, Sukhwinder Singh and Anil Sharma, Puneet Saini of IT Cell (contractual employee), a clerk Dharmender, Balwan Singh and an assistant, Surender Kumar.

A Special Investigation Committee (SIT) has been constituted. All the accused are being interrogated and their mobile and other communication devices are being technically investigated.

The Flying Squad has arrested Suresh Kumar, junior lecturer posted in Badanpur village, for taking bribe from candidates in the name of getting jobs in Central government and HSSC.

After the investigation, the Police have registered a case under Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 66, 72 IT Act, in Police Station, Sector-5, Panchkula.