Almost a year on, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is yet to get sanction to prosecute the former Karnataka Public Services Commission (KPSC) Secretary K.R. Sunder.
The CID, in its preliminary report submitted to the State government in September 2013 on irregularities in the final list of 362 gazetted probationers, in the 2011 batch, had said it found incriminating evidence against the then KPSC Chairman Gonal Bheemappa, KPSC member Mangala Sridhar, Arunachalam, and three employees Ashok Kumar, Sudhir, Somesh Chickmutt and Rajashekhar as well as Mr. Sundar. The CID had sought permission to prosecute Mr. Sunder and Ms. Sridhar. The sanction to prosecute Mr. Sunder, an IAS officer, has to be granted by Union Department of Personnel, after recommendation from the UPSC. Sources in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Karnataka, said they forwarded the request to the Union government in October last year but were yet to receive a reply. Mr. Sunder is yet to be suspended from service.
The Governor sanctioned prosecution of Ms. Sridhar last month, while the CID on Saturday filed an additional charge sheet in the case against her.