PSI recruitment scam: K’taka govt gives nod to prosecute ADGP Amrit Paul


BENGALURU: The Karnataka authorities has granted permission to prosecute arrested ADGP Amrit Paul in reference to the PSI recruitment scandal, sources mentioned on Saturday.

For the reason that accused is an IPS officer, the federal government’s consent was essential to provoke authorized proceedings. The ruling BJP, which is underneath assault by the opposition Congress in reference to the recruitment rip-off, accorded its consent.

The CID had submitted a 1,406-page charge-sheet towards the jailed IPS officer. Amrit Paul is the primary senior ADGP stage officer to be arrested in reference to the PSI scandal that rocked the state and made nationwide information.

The charge-sheet had been submitted earlier than the First ACMM courtroom in Bengaluru. Accused Amrit Paul is being made the thirty fifth accused within the scandal. CID investigation officer DySP BK Shekar had submitted 78 information, 38 witnesses towards Amrit Paul explaining his function within the scandal, conspiracy to hold out the scandal, and assortment of cash from aspirants of posts of sub-inspectors.

Investigations have revealed that Paul, who had allegedly acquired a lower of Rs 1.35 crore from candidates to PSI posts, had given away the cash to his aide and benami Shambhulinga Swamy. The CID had seized Rs 41 lakh from him.

Paul, who labored as ADGP of Recruitment division, had allegedly allowed his junior DySP Shanthakumar and workforce to commit scandal in recruitment of 545 posts of PSI. The officers connected to the Recruitment Division Sunitha Bai, RPI Manjunath and guards have recorded their statements confirming his function, the sources mentioned.

Nevertheless, Paul is sustaining that the scandal had taken place with out his information and he had not acquired any cash.

Notably, the opposition Congress had demanded Home Minister Araga Jnanendra’s resignation in reference to the scandal after it got here to gentle.

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