HC stays CID probe against KPSC ex-chief

The High Court on Saturday stayed the CID investigation against former Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Chairperson H N Krishna, in connection with alleged illegalities during the recruitment of gazetted probationaries during 1998, 1999 and 2004.

Hearing a petition by Krishna, Justice V Jagannathan stayed the CID investigation against him till the matter is disposed of in the High Court.

The petitioner stated in his submission that there was no sanction for prosecution from the government. He stated that the proceedings against him were politically motivated and were aimed at harassing him.

Following a private complaint against Krishna, the city police had filed an FIR and a CID inquiry was ordered against him. He was also taken into judicial custody and later released on bail.

Notice to State

The High Court has ordered notice to the State government in connection with a petition by Khaleel Ahmed and others challenging the government’s statement that it could not implement the High Court order in connection with the irregularities during the recruitment of gazetted probationers by KPSC during 1998, 1999 and 2004.

The petitioners had moved the HC citing inaction by the State government, following the inquiry report and the directions of the court. The division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Aravind Kumar ordered notice to the government, along with a direction to file objections.

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