Congress to re-investigate Karnataka PSI recruitment scam

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS): The ruling Congress in Karnataka will re-investigate the Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) recruitment scam in the state.

More than 30 accused, including an ADGP ranked officer, have been arrested in connection with it.

During a meeting with police officers on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar made special mention of the scandal and slammed the department.

Cabinet minister M.B. Patil stated that the Congress government will get all the scandals that took place during the previous BJP government investigated.

D K Shivakumar (left) and M B Patil

Alleging involvement of several prominent BJP leaders in the scam, the Congress leaders vehemently demanded resignation of former Home Minister Araga Jnanendra. They also alleged corruption by former minister Dr C.N. Ashwath Narayan and indirectly referred to former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa's son BJP MLA B.Y. Vijayendra's role.

ADGP Amrit Paul, who was arrested long back, is still in the prison. The Congress leaders maintain that the investigation is stuck at this stage and the authorities have not bothered to carry forward the probe as there is involvement of powerful BJP politicians.

The investigation agency has already submitted two charge sheets to the court regarding the scandal and is still investigating the case. The Congress leadership has decided to expedite the probe and expose the alleged collusion of BJP leadership. If the involvement of BJP leadership is found, it would help Congress party in upcoming Lok Sabha and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections, sources said.

As many as 54,041 candidates appeared for exams. The results were announced in January.

Later, the allegations surfaced that candidates who performed poorly in descriptive writing secured maximum marks in Paper 2. However, the police department and the Home Minister denied any irregularities in PSI recruitment exams.

One of the candidates filed an RTI application seeking information on OMR sheets of one of the candidates. Though the application was rejected, the OMR sheet of the candidate appeared in public domain. Police sources say that Veeresh, the candidate, had attended only 21 questions in paper 2 but got 100 marks. He was granted 7th rank.

Congress MLA Priyank Kharge had alleged that more than 300 of the 545 candidates had paid Rs 70 to 80 lakh bribe to officials and ministers to become PSIs. The ruling BJP had then challenged him to produce evidence before CID.





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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, May 25 2023

    I urge Congress to investigate all the scams. But not to give public statements until they get some convincible clues regarding the said scams.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    This can be called MOTHER OF ALL SCAMS simply because it involves Police Sub inspectors- If Police inspectors have joined by way of corruption -- what else is left in society -- what justice, they will do to prevent crimes when they have joined the dept by criminal acts -- So, a strong message to be sent -- All culprits to be brought to book / convicted as per law -- Congress Promises can also go hand in hand as BJP spin doctors are famous for twisting -- and who have now everything to hide--

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  • uday Shetty, Mumbai

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Please investigate Cement scandal of Mr. Cement Kumar in Karkala

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, May 25 2023

    there is no need to hurry on giving the freebies to the Congress supporters...they are ready to wait...and with regards to those who have not voted for Congress there is no need to take their biased opinions and show offs instigated by the blue j pigs head quaters...when the whole country is waiting since 10 years for the black money promised by is okay for them to wait for at least six months

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Yes , all the scams to be probed properly............Eshwarappa will land in jail soon with his note counting machine for abetment to suicide case

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Sampath, DxB - DK Kirem Nanala unda ?

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Ha ha ha! So now keep on digging the past , blaming BJP rule and forget your promises made. Public have already started their agitation and have refused to pay utility bills . Please prioritize .

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Bhaashana yaavu free free free free...yepage??? Manipande kullu maraya. Nikk barethiji. yer panther odere? ninna bele yi malpu yanna mission yaan thupe. Artha aapunda ?💃🤪 Malla budodchi

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  • TechSavy, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Whats all this DKS sir? You are deviating and trying to divert our attention from the core promises that enabled you to come to power. Who cares for PSI scam? You too are not a saint and on bail. For the 'guarantees' your pretext is cabinet formation . But for banning BD, RSS, Hijab and this PSI xhit , you do not wait for cabinet formation.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Shivakumar and Patil Jodi ! Kya baath hai ! They are all set to pounce their prey and and retaliate with all the might because Modi made them victims of all government agencies use but could not prove any charges against them. abi ayega majah kel dekne meh. Toko Taliya👏

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Probe 40% commission associated suicides scandals on priority?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, May 25 2023

    now chaddis will start shivering and will take the help of daku and feku to face the issue...might push some key police officers to cbi also

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 25 2023

    A New dawn : A new beginning; a fresh start; an important, promising turning point under Congress. When a dictator not tamed by public strength, then only the supreme power comes and saves people from misery & the country from ruins inflicted by incompetent leader For the last 5 years BJP government under Bommai government got involved in so many controversies and made common man’s life miserable with undue increase of prices of fuel, basic daily commodities. Ban on cows (nonproductive cows) by ignoring such rule on export purpose. That Double cross BJP government. Ministers involved on taking 40% of project value tendered by the support of ruling govt. Even ED, CBI, IT SC were being controlled by on man show. (Superman) also a election campaigner, mimicry artist, fancy dress performer. Jai Ho Mysore Tigers 🐅🐅🐄

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  • Sampath, DxB

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Bhaashana yaavu free free free free...yepage???

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, May 25 2023

    namma chai marunaaye black money kanape pand bagliye... ormba varsha aand...ancha eela onthe kaapula....tikku

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