The High Court has directed state government not to issue appointment orders with regard to selection of 482 posts of sub inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police.
A bench of Justice Rashid Ali Dar also issued a notice to the government, seeking its detailed response to the petition, challenging entire selection process.
"Further, action in pursuance of the selection process has to remain subject to outcome of the writ petition. However, appointment orders shall not be issued till response supported by the affidavit of respondent No.1 and members of the selection committee is brought on record," the court said.
It has also sought all record pertaining to the selection for the perusal of the court along with record pertained to the action, if any, on receipt of complaints received from aggrieved candidates for probe into irregularities and discrepancies.
The petition has been filed by aggrieved candidates through their counsel advocate M Y Bhat, challenging the entire selection carried out in pursuance of the advertisement notice dated 30-12-2016.
The aggrieved candidates have alleged that official respondents have facilitated mass copying in centre No. 1171111 where 620 candidates appeared, out of whom 449 were shortlisted for interview wherein 185 candidates were selected. At least 39 candidates figured in waiting list.
The counsel for petitioners also submitted that advertisement notice provided for use of CCTV technology to video-graph various stages of recruitment for maintenance of backup of the record, but same has not been done.