noted "I would further like to add here that Deputy Commissioner and the SDMs etc. had actively compelled the chairperson and the members of the district-level selection committees to sign affidavits on a pre-prepared proforma."
"This is a serious matter because these affidavits were being taken for the purpose of filing a reply by the government in the Supreme Court," the court said and recommended to CBI "to hold an inquiry and identify those officers who had indulged in such activities".
It said "if sufficient material is found, departmental action should be recommended against those officers."
The judge in its order also said that Sanjiv Kumar had in his writ petition specifically mentioned that a similar scam had taken place in the selection of teachers under the Directorate of Secondary Education during the same time.
"Some evidence to that effect has been led during trial which indicates the possibility of such scam. One award list... has been shown to this court which reflects the same pattern of marks as available in the Directorate list.
"CBI should not close its eyes on this aspect on the ground that the second set of award list is not available. I may point out that even in JBT scam, the original award lists of some of the districts are not available, but this court has held the Directorate lists of those districts to be fake on the basis of the marking pattern.
"I recommend that CBI should start investigation under section 173 (8) CrPC in respect of the selections of a teacher under Directorate of Secondary Education, which happened during the same time. Of course, after fulfilling the necessary requirements," the judge said.