Published on July 5, 2022 at 20:26 IST
The Criminal Investigation Department arrested the Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP), Amrit Paul in relation to the Police Sub-Inspector’s (PSI) Recruitment Scam Case.
The CID arrested him after questioning him four times. He was heading to the Police Recruitment Cell, Karnataka, when the scam was exposed and it was found that the OMR sheets were tampered with in the office.
The CID has arrested over 60 persons so far, including the PSI exam topper, who allegedly collaborated with middlemen and officials to get the OMR filled after submission.
The probe revealed that Mr. Amrit Paul had given the keys of the strongroom to his assistant, Mr. Shantha Kumar who along with three accomplices, tampered with the OMR sheets, after switching off the CCTV Cameras.
According to sources, Mr. Shantha Kumar had been paid money ranging from 30-40 lakhs by 30 aspirants to get into the toppers’ list.
After the promotion of Mr. Paul as ADGP, Mr. Shantha Kumar has taken over all the responsibilities of the department including the preparation of question papers, selection of exam centres, printing of the question papers and supply of OMR sheets.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai said that, “We are committed to cleanse the entire system through an unbiased and uncompromising probe. The CID has been given a free hand to investigate the PSI recruitment scam. They have taken action based on the evidence.”
“Our government will act against the guilty even if it happens to be top officials. The earlier governments had not bothered to investigate even when voices were raised against such scams during their regime.”