Chandigarh, Apr 5 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s Flying Squad today busted employees of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) and other departments and their brokers for allegedly running a cash-for-job racket.

“They would take money from aspirants for getting them selected for government jobs. The squad has also made some arrests,” an official spokesman said here.

He said the chief minister, who had received several complaints regarding some employees allegedly running a racket, ordered the Flying Squad to investigate the matter and catch the culprits.

“The Flying Squad today arrested some employees of the HSSC and other departments along with their brokers who were extracting money from candidates who had made it to the interview on the basis of merit, promising them selection in government jobs,” he said.

The spokesman said HSSC employees would misuse their official position by identifying the candidates on the merit list who just required pass marks in the interview, contact them through brokers, and extract money by promising them selection.

Reports were received about some employees of HSSC and other departments having contacts with such brokers, he said.

“Employees posted in HSSC office would leak the data to other employees or brokers. They would then contact the candidates on the merit list for getting them through the interview in lieu of money,” he said.

Based on this information, such employees and external brokers were identified by the Flying Squad. They were found exchanging confidential details and interacting with candidates, the spokesman added.

After investigation, police have registered a case under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act and sections 66, 72 of the IT Act.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted. All accused were being interrogated, he added.

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