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Senior IPS Officer Arrested In Police Sub-Inspector Recruitment Scam

Senior IPS Officer Arrested In Police Sub-Inspector Recruitment Scam


Senior IPS Officer Arrested In Karnataka Police Recruitment Scam

The suspected candidates within the rip-off had allegedly paid Rs 70 lakh every to get a job.

Bengaluru:

An ADGP-rank officer was on Monday arrested by the Karnataka Crime Investigation Division (CID) in reference to the police sub-inspector recruitment rip-off, highly-placed police sources stated.

The arrested IPS officer Amrit Paul was the top of the recruitment cell when the rip-off got here to gentle in April this 12 months.

After experiences of large-scale irregularities, he was transferred to the put up of the ADGP, Inside Safety Division.

In line with high sources, the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets of the fraudulent candidates had been allegedly tampered within the recruitment division itself. In addition they claimed that Paul was allegedly within the know of the happenings.

The ADGP was arrested after he was quizzed by the police at the very least 4 instances, sources stated.

“After his arrest, he was taken to the Bowring and Woman Curzon Hospital (AB Vajpayee MC&RI) for medical examination,” a police official stated.

The rip-off first got here to gentle in Kalaburagi district, when the OMR sheet of a candidate was posted on social media exhibiting that regardless of answering solely 21 out of 100 questions, he cleared the examination.

This triggered public outrage towards the way wherein the examination was performed. The police probed the matter and registered a case towards the candidate and the one that had posted it.

The probe additional led to the arrest of an absconding BJP chief, and proprietor of ‘Gnana Jyothi English Medium College’ in Kalaburagi, Divya Hagaragi, the faculty principal Kashinath, and different employees.

Just a few law enforcement officials, together with a deputy superintendent of police, inspector, sub-inspector, constables and the gunman of an MLA had been additionally arrested.

It is usually alleged {that a} candidate from Malleshwaram, purportedly a relative of a senior politician, was additionally arrested on this case.

About 70 individuals, together with 40 ‘chosen’ candidates, brokers, examination centre employees and police personnel, have been arrested thus far on this connection, sources stated.

The suspected candidates within the rip-off had allegedly paid Rs 70 lakh every to get a job.

The PSI recruitment drive began in October 2021 to fill 545 posts and 54,041 individuals wrote the examination.

After the rip-off got here to gentle, the federal government annulled the PSI recruitment examination and ordered that it must be performed afresh. Enraged with this transfer, a couple of candidates staged demonstrations demanding cancellation of the order which annulled the examination.

Nonetheless, the federal government stood agency and stated it can conduct the examination afresh later. Whereas the opposition accused the involvement of high-profile individuals within the authorities, Residence Minister Araga Jnanendra had stated: “A good investigation will probably be performed sparing none, nonetheless excessive and mighty they’re.” 

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