State told to file action affidavit on KPSC scam

It pertains to selection of gazetted officers

The High Court, on Thursday, directed the State government to file an affidavit with regard to the action it will initiate in connection with Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) irregularities in the selection process of gazetted probationers for the year 1998, 1999 and 2004.

During the hearing of a petition by Khaleel Ahmed, S Raghu and others seeking to implement CID report in connection with irregularities in recruitment of gazetted probationaries, Senior Counsel P S Rajagopal appearing on behalf of KPSC submitted that whatever information the State government has sought has been furnished by KPSC as per the directions of High Court in the earlier hearing.

Additional Advocate General, S Kantha Raja observed that KPSC has furnished some details on Wednesday in a sealed cover and the same has been presented before the court.

He further said information regarding the scaling and moderation of marks is yet to be furnished by KPSC.

When the counsel said some information which the State has sought is  not necessary and hence has not been provided, the division bench comprising of Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna objected to it and directed to provide information whether it is necessary or not including scaling and moderation within two weeks. The bench also directed the State government to file an affidavit regarding the action to be taken.

Bail petition rejected

The High Court on Thursday rejected the bail petition filed by Ramesh Bayari of Vandaru village in Udupi district, in connection with RTI activist Vasudeva Adiga’s murder.
Bayari is the main accused in the Adiga’s murder case. His bail petition was dismissed by the Court on March 14, 2013.

He had sought bail for the second time on the grounds that charge sheet has been filed before the trial court.

Justice N Ananda, who heard the matter, rejected the bail plea for the second time.

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