CoD bust job scam in K'taka Education Dept

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Bangalore, Sep 19 (UNI) The Corps of Detective (CoD), a wing of the Karnataka police, has busted a major fake recruitment of teachers racket in Government Primary and High Schools and filed a chargesheet against 75 people, including 15 top officials.

Informing this at a press conference here today, CoD ADGP Ajay Kumar Singh said during investigation CoD sleuths had detected bogus appointment of 60 teachers in the state education department and filed chargesheet after naming 1,229 witnesses.

He said Basavaraja Bidadalli, kingpin in the scam proclaimed 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.

Mr Singh said Bidadalli, with the tacit support of high ranking officials in the Education department had fradulantly recruited nearly 60 people, including himself and his wife. He had collected more than Rs 75 lakh from gullible candidates and teachers, including 11 women even as they drew salary from the state government for various period since 1994.

Except the main accused, all other arrested in the scam had secured bail, the ADGP said, adding the top officials, who faced criminal charges, included B T Pemmaiah, Director (secondary education) Commissioner of Public Instruction, C V Vasantha Madhav, DDPI, Public Education Department and Doddasiddappa, DDPI.

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