The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which conducted a probe into the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) recruitment scam, submitted its report to the government on Wednesday.
The State government had ordered a CID inquiry into alleged irregularities in the selection of candidates for Gazetted Probationers’ Group A and B posts by the KPSC earlier this year. The Government Order came after several candidates complained of corruption in the selection process.
CID sources said the inquiry report was submitted by the Director-General of Police, CID, Bipin Gopalakrishna, to the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary, Government of Karnataka. A copy of the report was also submitted to Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Lalrokhuma Pachau.
Draft charge sheet
CID sources said a draft charge sheet will be submitted to the government in a week’s time to seek sanction for prosecution of the public servants mentioned in the report. After an approval from the government is received, a formal charge sheet will be submitted to court.
The CID probe began after the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) lodged a complaint with the Vidhana Soudha police against a KPSC member Mangala Sridhar and her personal assistant for demanding bribe from an aspirant. The FIR also included the names of the former KPSC Chairman Gonal Bhimappa, besides two engineers of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB).
The FIR was filed following a complaint by Mythri, an M.D. in paediatrics and the topper in the Scheduled Tribes category in the KAS exams, who had alleged that she was given low marks in the interview after she refused to heed the demand by a KPSC member for a bribe of Rs. 70 lakh for the post of Assistant Commissioner (Revenue).