Bangalore, September 29: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), investigating the PSI scandal in Karnataka, submitted a 1,406-page indictment against jailed senior IPS officer, ADGP Amrit Paul, to the court. the agency’s sources said Thursday. Paul is the first senior ADGP officer to be arrested in connection with the scandal that has rocked the state and made national news.
The indictment was filed in the ACMM First Court in Bengaluru. Defendant Amrit Paul becomes the 35th defendant in the case. CID DySP Investigator BK Shekar presented 78 case files, 38 witnesses against Paul to highlight his role in the scam, plotting to execute him and collecting money from aspirants to deputy positions. inspectors. Karnataka PSI recruitment scandal: ADGP Amrit Paul arrested by CID
According to sources, the CID had already filed an indictment regarding the scandal but without mentioning Paul’s name and role. Latest investigations showed that the accused who allegedly received a cut of Rs 1.35 crore from candidates for PSI posts gave the money to his assistant and benami Shambhulinga Swamy. The CID had seized Rs 41 lakh from him.
Amrit Paul, who worked as ADGP of the recruitment department, allegedly allowed his junior DySP Shanthakumar and his team to commit a scandal in recruiting 545 PSI positions. Officers attached to the recruiting division Sunitha Bai, RPI Manjunath and the guards recorded their statements confirming Amrit Paul’s role, sources say. PSI Recruitment Scam: Karnataka Police Department and Politician Link Exposed by CID
However, Paul maintains that the scandal took place without his knowledge and that he did not receive any money. The opposition Congress had demanded the resignation of Interior Minister Araga Jnanendra in connection with the scandal.
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