Khandre calls for judicial inquiry into Patil case


By Express press service

KALABURAGI: Government should refer allegation of 40% commission on works and cause of death of contractor Santosh Patil to judicial inquiry by sitting High Court judge, sitting president has urged of the KPCC, Eshwar Khandre.

Khandre told a press conference that the chairman of the Karnataka State Contractors Association had written to the prime minister, home minister and chief minister a long time ago demanding an investigation in due form, but the government asked for proof. Patil’s strong hint of KS Eshwarappa’s involvement in the commission request is proof enough, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has always said “Na Khavunga, Na Khane Dunga” should intervene immediately to save Karnataka from rampant corruption. If the prime minister and the CM continue to remain silent, it means they are also encouraging corruption, Khandre said. When some media pointed out that the BJP leaders’ claims that the leaders of the former Congress regime had demanded a contractors’ commission, Khandre said that the BJP government was also carrying out an investigation against the Congress leaders, and if the allegations turned out to be true, so take legal action.

Khandre said the BJP government, which initially denied wrongdoing in the PSI CET scam, then ordered a CID investigation, and the CID has already arrested seven defendants. “We don’t trust a CID investigation. The state government should turn the matter over to the CBI,” he demanded.

KPCC Deputy Chairman Dr. Sharanaprakash Patil said the CM should resign from his position due to more responsibilities. Corruption and nepotism are at the heart of the BJP government, he alleged.

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Bengaluru: Senior Congressman Priyank Kharge has demanded a thorough investigation into alleged irregularities in the recruitment of Police Sub-Inspectors (PSIs). Speaking to the media on Sunday, the former minister said action should be taken against those involved in the irregularities to the tune of more than Rs 200 crore and a detailed investigation should be carried out.

He said it was necessary to probe the money trail and alleged that Rs 60 lakh to Rs 70 lakh had been taken from each candidate. The government must also ensure that no injustice is meted out to candidates who passed the exam honestly, he added. “Members of government who are responsible for such irregularities should be sent to jail,” he said.


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