Will sack guilty officials in question paper leak: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS): Expressing outrage over the leak of the first division assistant examination question paper, for which 14 persons have been arrested, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday warned any official of the Karnataka Public Service Commission found guilty would be sacked.

"I am not only ready to suspend the officials involved in the leak of question papers, but also dismiss them from service if found guilty," Yediyurappa told reporters here.

The KPSC on Saturday cancelled the twin exams, which were to be held on Sunday across the state for 1,114 FDA posts.

"Stringent action will be taken against the guilty involved in the case, as leaking questions papers is an unpardonable act and a crime," the Chief Minister said.

According to KPSC Secretary G. Satyavathi, a whopping 3,74,000 candidates applied for the posts and 2,82,000 downloaded their hall ticket to appear for the exams in two sessions -- general knowledge in the morning and language proficiency in the afternoon.

On a tip-off, Central Crime Branch sleuths first arrested six accused, including kingpins Rachappa and Chandru in the city on Saturday and filed a case against them. They had allegedly sold the question papers for Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore to many of the job aspirants.

Chandru is reported to be an inspector in the state Commercial Tax Department.

The CCB arrested eight more persons, including some KPSC officials, on Sunday under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for the paper leakage.

Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Sandeep Patil said in a statement that eight more were arrested after their names were revealed by the kingpins during preliminary investigation earlier in the day.

The CCB sleuths also recovered copies of the question papers, Rs 24 lakh in cash and three vehicles from the two kingpins in a raid conducted on their premises on Saturday night.

The KPSC informed the candidates through SMS that the exams on Sunday were cancelled and would be held at a later date.



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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 25 2021

    Why doesn't he begin by sacking his corrupt " Operation Kamala" government?

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Jan 25 2021

    Not sacking but terminate these officers immediately. Collect all the amounts and deposit the same in RBI and publish the same having deposited.

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  • Albert Mathias, Moodbidri

    Mon, Jan 25 2021

    Better you sack your MLA's who are blackmailing you every now and then.

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 25 2021

    dont forget yeddy that you have gone to jail in corruption case with reddy brothers.

    You cannot tell all these things as you are the most corrupt person.

    concentrate on administration, which has reached all time low.

    your MLAs are playing football with you.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    Just sack! Is that enough?

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