The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120-B, 420, 465, 471 of IPC and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of P.C. Act, 1988 against Principal, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune (Maharashtra); a Professor (Political Science), NDA; an Associate Professor (Chemistry), NDA; another Associate Professor (Mathematics), NDA and Head of Department (HOD), Chemistry, NDA and unknown others including certain officials. The agency has also started conducting search operations at their premises.
It was alleged that certain faculty members of NDA entered into conspiracy with unknown officials including UPSC & HQ-IDS(Ministry of Defence) and in pursuance thereof, got selected & appointed in different posts of teaching faculty in NDA without possessing mandatory teaching/research experience as prescribed by UPSC and as required by Ministry of Defence, on the basis of forged & false certificates indicating their service/teaching experience and exaggerated Academic Performance Indicator (API) score. It was further alleged that the exaggerated API score sheets of Professor & Associate Professor were certified and forwarded to UPSC by some faculty members of NDA.
Searches are being conducted at the premises including office & residential of accused which led to recovery of incriminating documents. Details of searches are yet to be known.