Ajay Kumar Singh, ADGP of CoD told mediapersons on Friday, Sep 19 that the investigation officers had detected fake appointment of 60 teachers in the state education department and filed chargesheet after naming 1229 witnesses. Basavaraja Bidadalli, main kingpin in the scam had appointed himself as an official of the state education department taking advantage of the loopholes in the rules of appointment of officials on compassionate grounds in 1994, he added.
With the support of the high ranking officials in Education Department had managed to recruit as many 60 persons, including himself and his wife, fradulantly, he added. The accused had collected over Rs 75 lakhs from the gullible candidates and the teachers which included 11 women even as they drew salary from the state government for various period since 1994.
B T Pemmaiah, Director (Secondary Education) Commissioner of Public Instruction, C V Vasantha Madhav, DDPI, Public Education Department and Doddasiddappa, DDPI are the top official facing criminal charges in the case. "All the accused had been arrested and except main accused, the rest had managed to get bail", said Ajay Kumar Singh.
Outlining the modus operandi of the accused, Mr Singh said Bidadalli conspired with a number of high ranking officials and ministerial staff at the head office, DDPI office, have indulged in creating fake documents and cheating to secure appointments and transfer orders for fake teachers in a fraudulent manner.
Bidadalli was found guilty of creating false documents to establish identity as genuine applicant for appointment on compassionate grounds wherein a blood relative of a government employee died in service would offer appointment.
Replying to a question Mr Singh said all the cases were pertaining to Bangalore Rural district.