Krishna bail plea put off to Monday

Krishna had been arrested in connection with the irregularities in selection of candidates for Karnataka Administrative Services in 1998, 1999 and 2004.

C H Hanumantharaya, counsel for Krishna, in his submission said the petitioner (Krishna) committed no irregularities and all the decisions were collective.

He termed the allegation of Allah Baksh, who had complained that his signature was taken forcibly to deprive him of selection, as a conspiracy to malign Krishna.

The counsel sought to know why Allah Baksh did not lodge complaint against Krishna when the incident took place. He said Krishna was nowhere related to submission of false certificates by some candidates.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), following a High Court order on December 16, 2009, investigated the irregularities in KPSC selections.

The probe revealed several malpractices, irregularities in recruitment, fabrication of caste certificates and forcible obtaining of signatures of a candidate.

The CID in its submission had stated that though the petitioner remitted the office as KPSC chairperson way back in 2007, the process of selection was taken up during his tenure and the offences were serious in nature.     

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