CBI raid at Pasteur Institute of India

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Coonoor, Mar 26 (UNI) The officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided the Pasteur Institute of India here and seized certain documents related to the appointment of some of the offcials, allegedly by the present Director N Elangeswaran, on March 24.

The PCI official sources said the CBI was inquiring into the issue for the last four months and they had raided the Director's room with warrant.

Since Mr Elangeswaran was in BCG vaccine laboratory in Guindy, the CBI officials had taken some of the documents with them, after giving a list to the administrative office here, they added.

The Director, who took charge last year, had appointed about 20 staff for various categories. Some of the appointed staff members were older than the permitted age, as set in the institute's rules.

The issue was brought to the notice of Central Vigilance Commissioner by the employees of PCI last year.

The CBI officials came to the institute for inquiry, but the administrative staff said that they were not having any records about the method of appointment and all the related documents were with Elangeswaran.

When the CBI officials contacted the Director, who had not turned up to the institute for the last eight months, said that he did not have any documents.

After obtaining warrants, the CBI officials raided the Director's room and took the documents.

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