Karnataka Police Recruitment Board stalls recruitment of Sub Inspectors untill PSI recruitment probe gets over

The PSI Recruitment scam of Karnataka led to a political storm and arrests of BJP leaders, shunting out of top officers of Karnataka Police

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New Delhi, July 22

The Karnataka Police will have no recruitments untill the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) finishes probe in PSI recruitment scam. 

The state police was going to conduct a second recruitment drive for sub-inspectors this year.

Director General Karnataka Police  Recruitment Board, Kamal Pant stated that the PSI exam cheating case is being probed Karnataka CID. Untill the probe is finished, the recruitment board will not recruit more persons. In addition to that, the candidates who were blacklisted and the fate of those who couldn't move ahead with the process due to the cheating case have to decided. 

In October, the examinations for the recruitment of police sub-inspectors’ posts were held. As many as 545 candidates cleared the exam in January from a group of 54,287 candidates who had taken the writing exam.

65 people including additional director general of police Amrit Paul, deputy superintendents of police, inspectors, a few other police personnel, BJP leader Divya Hagaragi, who owned the Jnana Jyothi English Medium School in Kalaburagi and the gunman of a Congress MLA have been arrested.

A group of candidates approached Karnataka Administrative Tribunal demanding that those who have cleared the examination and have not been arrested by the CID should be allowed to enter service. 

However, the Karnataka police have informed the tribunal that until CID completes the investigation, all candidates remain persons of interest in the case, this appointment can’t be made.e

The officials further said that even though police will not undertake any further recruitment for civil sub-inspectors, the recruitment of sub-inspectors for Karnataka Industrial Security Force and Karnataka Armed Reserve Police, which have different recruitment methods, will be conducted as scheduled.


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