Three teachers were arrested for their alledged role in the PSI recruitment scam. The arrest has been made by the CID team. The examination centre was a private school which was operated by a BJP functionary. Few of the candidates who appeared for the exam had done extraordinarily well. This raised a lot of suspicion among the state criminal department. Thus an investigation was launched.
PSI recruitment scam case
The recruitmemt was for 545 police sub inspectors for Karnataka police department 2021.
The private school, jnana Jyothi English medium school is located in Kalaburagi and is owned by a BJP functionary Divya Hagaragi. A total of three teachers who were the invigilators, the owner and her husband has been arrested by the CID.
The bail pleas of the teachers were rejected and the onwer Divya and her husband Rajesh has sought bail, who were arrested to have been involved in the PSI recruitment scam case.
In total 11 arrest has been made so far in the case along with the central figure, Rudragouda Patil.
Out of the 500 candidates who appeared for the test last year, 11 of them were selected. The suspicion arose when few of the candidates observed some irregularities In the marking system. One who had appeared for only 20 questions got a 100 in the objective type questions. The people who are already in the police department appear for this test to obtain a higher rank. However many of the coveted tried to do so by obtaining the OMR answer sheet of another candidate.
The Home Minister of Karnataka who earlier claimed that no irregularities were there at the recruitment has now ordered for a CID probe into the PSI recruitment scam case.