Karnataka: 3 extra arrested in KPTCL recruitment rip-off

Akshay Dundappa (33), a personal worker, Basavaraj Rudrappa (34) and Sridhar Lakkappa (22), all residents of Belagavi district, have been arrested on Friday.

The police suspect that Bandari alias Sanju is the kingpin and that the gang collected Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from candidates to offer solutions utilizing digital devices.

In response to the police, Dundappa purchased digital gadgets from Bengaluru and handed them over to Sanjay Bandari, the alleged kingpin within the rip-off. Whereas Rudrappa was the one who allegedly supplied the solutions to the aspirants over a cell phone, Lakkappa handed over the gadgets to the aspirants earlier than they appeared for the examination, the police mentioned.

On January 24 this yr, the KPTCL had invited functions to refill 1,492 posts within the division. This included posts for 505 assistant engineers (energy), 28 assistant engineers (civil), 570 junior engineers (energy), 29 junior engineers (civil) and 360 junior assistants. The examinations for technical posts have been held on August 23 and 24 and aptitude checks for junior assistants and Kannada language examination for technical positions have been held on August 7.

KPTCL is the only real electrical energy transmission and distribution firm of Karnataka owned by the federal government. The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) holds examinations for the recruitment for KPTCL.

Among the many arrested are aspirants who wrote the examinations, individuals who leaked query papers and likewise some authorities officers. The police suspect that Bandari alias Sanju is the kingpin and that the gang collected Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from candidates to offer solutions utilizing digital devices.



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