Caste-based question in DSSSB exam: Court orders FIR

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A Delhi courtroom Wednesday directed the authority involved to register an FIR underneath provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, in a case of caste-based question allegedly being requested in the first academics’ recruitment examination carried out by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB).

Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Bedi mentioned prima facie the alleged phrases in question papers of 2018 and 2019 disclosed fee of varied cognizable offences by the DSSSB. The courtroom directed the officer empowered underneath the Act to conduct an investigation in the case and file a month-to-month report earlier than the courtroom.

“I observe that the question with caste abusive words was set up in paper by paper setter not only once i.e. on October 13, 2018, but again… in paper dated August 18, 2019. Prima facie the alleged words…as pointed out by complainant disclose commission of various cognizable offences committed by the respondent/DSSSB and an investigation is required into these,” the courtroom mentioned.

The courtroom’s instructions got here whereas permitting an software filed by advocate Satya Prakash Gautam, in search of motion in opposition to the DSSSB chairman and erring officers of the examination committee underneath the Act.

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