HC pulls up CID for KPSC irregularities

During the hearing of a petition by B Raghu, Khaleel Ahmed, Suresh Kumar and 60 others, the candidates who were victims of the irregularities of KPSC between 1999 and 2004 seeking a probe into the alleged irregularities, the division bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar gave a dressing down to CID questioning why a criminal case
has not been registered against those indicted in the report.

The CID filed another affidavit before the court stating that it requires three months time to complete the investigation process. In the affidavit, B A Padmanayan, Deputy Inspector General of Police, CID explained the modalities of investigation, saying that it includes comprehensive probe into the malpractices in the selection of candidates for the years 1998, 1999 and 2004 by securing necessary documents, interrogation of concerned persons.

He has also submitted that the progress of the probe will be reported to IGP CID on day-to-day basis.

Earlier the CID in its report had said that there was  violation of rules in the selection process of candidates for the Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) in 1998.

In the report submitted to the court the CID had indicted Asha Parveen, D R Pushpa, Y B Archana and Salma Firdous, all government servants selected during this time, for furnishing bogus certificates.

In its report, the CID had said, “Based on facts revealed during the course of inquiry, it is proposed to initiate criminal proceedings against these candidates, since penal provision of forgery and fabrication of documents and use of false documents are genuine in these cases.”

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