Oppn demand action against erring officials of flying school

M C Nanaiah (JD-S) and V R Sudarshan (Cong), raising the issue, said in 2007 the signatures of the Governor and an advisor to the Governor were forged.

The CID probe into the scam indicted some of the officials. They questioned whether any action has been taken against the erring officials.

In his reply, Sports and Youth Services Minister Goolihatti Shekar said the CID had recommended action against some officials including A S Srikanth, former secretary, Youth Services Department, Somala Naik, former director, B Kamalamma, former under secretary.
The Minister said the CID had recommended initiating a criminal case against these persons. Srikanth had submitted a proposal to outsource the training to the then Governor’s advisor, on December 26, 2007. The officer handed over charge to his successor on January 21, 2008. Therefore, permission  to book a case against him was rejected, while the remaining were not spared, the Minister said.

However Nanaiah said the government acted only against the lower rung officials while sparing a top official who and the CID’s recommendation against a top IAS officer who succeeded Srikanth has not been considered. This has been the case despite knowing the officer had forged signatures and planned to sell the government flying school. He wanted to know whether the government was scared of the officer.

Sudarshan demanded a reply from the Chief Minister.  Home Minister V S Acharya said the government is ready to reinvestigate if the Opposition is not satisfied with the reply.
Not satisfied with the reply, the Opposition members staged a walkout.

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