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Bengaluru: HC extends stay on new PSI exams

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Bengaluru: The High Court on Monday October 10 extended the stay on the government’s order to hold new exams to recruit 545 Police Sub-Inspectors (PSI).
The court decided to continue hearing the petitions challenging the stay till October 19. The matter would be “heard on priority,” stated a Division Bench.

The government annulled the examinations on April 29 and said that new exams will be held after finding out about the recruitment scam earlier this year.

A few selected candidates protested this to the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT). But the KAT had rejected their plea. The candidates then approached the High Court against the KAT order, saying that students who had successfully passed the exam shouldn’t be punished for a scam that involved some of them.

The High Court has ordered the government not to announce any new exams on September 28. This interim order was extended. Due to illness, the candidates’ senior advocate was unable to appear in court.

More than 30 persons have been arrested in relation to the scam, including some candidates and police officers, including the former ADGP (recruitment) Amrit Paul.

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