Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai promises detailed probe into PSI scam | Bengaluru News | #phishing | #scams


BENGALURU/KALABURAGI: Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has promised a detailed probe into the audio recording released by Congress MLA Priyank Kharge regarding the alleged conversation among perpetrators of the scam pertaining to the recruitment of police sub-inspectors.
“I have personally not heard the audio clip. But I assure you that all aspects and angles of the PSI scam will be probed and whoever is involved will be severely punished based on the investigation,” Bommai said.
The CM said the probe would consider any material that is related to the case. “Who are they? What is their credibility? When investigated, all these things would be known. The audio too would be subjected to a probe. The guilty would be punished irrespective of the batch,” Bommai said.
Earlier, Priyank, who represents Chittapur constituency in Kalaburagi, played an audio clipping at a press conference containing the conversation of a candidate selected for SI post and a middleman in the recruitment of 402 PSIs. In the clipping, the middleman is heard asking the candidate to send the application number so that he could be allotted a centre convenient for exam malpractice.
Priyank asked the government to either transfer or place ADGP (recruitment) Amrut Paul on leave until the CID investigation is over. The police sub-inspector common entrance test (PSI CET) was held on October 3 under the supervision of Paul, and there are chances that he may try to protect the accused, the former minister said.
He also expressed surprise over Divya Hagaragi, one of the main accused in the case, not being arrested. “Why is the government waiting for her to obtain anticipatory bail,” he asked. On the arrest of Afzalpur Block Congress president by CID in this connection, Priyank said he would not defend anybody.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leaders CT Ravi and KS Eshwarappa said the accused arrested in the PSI recruitment scam must be punished irrespective of political affiliations. “There is no question of the BJP, Congress or JD(S) here. It is a corrupt practice. Our government will not let any accused go scot-free. Do not politicise the issue. The CM has promised stern action against those involved,” Eshwarappa said.





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