NEW DELHI, April 28 - The CBI on Friday searched five locations in Shillong, including the residence of an MLA and the Directorate of Elementary and Mass Education, in connection with alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, officials said here. The locations searched included the residence of Congress MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh, who was the Education Minister at the time of the scam. The CBI has booked Lyngdoh and senior IAS officer PS Thangkhiew for allegedly manipulating score sheets during the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, an official said on Thursday.
Acting on the orders of the Meghalaya High Court, the CBI had registered an FIR under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, forgery, and criminal breach of trust against Lyngdoh, and Thangkhiew, a 1984-batch IAS officer, who was then Principal Secretary, Education, the official said.
The High Court had on November 2, 2016 ordered the CBI to take over the probe from the Meghalaya police into the alleged manipulation of score sheets and interference in the selection of assistant teachers in lower primary schools in 2008-09. � PTI