Bangalore: The CID has decided to give a shock of asset forfeiture to the accused who have been absconding for many months in connection with the PSI recruitment scam.
The accused in the case, Siddaraj, B. Boregowda has decided to sell his heirlooms and go into hiding. DySP B., the CID investigator who got the tip-off. K. Shekhar, accused Boregowda’s residence in Hegganahalli, Tumkur district’s Kunigal taluk residence in Jodi New Village, and another accused Siddaraju’s residence in Mudavadi village in Kanakapura taluk, Laggere residences in Bengaluru, have filed a petition in the First ACMM Court seeking permission to confiscate the heirlooms.
Investigative sources said that preparations have been made to confiscate all kinds of heirlooms including cars, bikes, jewelry and household items in the houses of the accused and take action.
Dangura hit but not found: Siddaraj is the 36th accused in the case registered at Highgrounds station regarding illegal amendment of OMR, B. Boregowda is the 37th accused. Some of the candidates who appeared for the written test and the recruitment department staff are facing charges of being middlemen in illegal financial transactions.
Both the accused switched off their mobile phones and hid while the crime was going on. The houses have been vacated along with the family. Even though the court has issued a non-bailable warrant to the accused, they have not appeared. Thus, the court ordered both the accused to be proclaimed accused. Police announcements in the towns of the accused have not been found, even though Dangoor preached. Thus, it has finally been decided to confiscate his inheritance, CID sources said.
Deal near police station
Borey Gowda, who deals in real estate, got to know Mamatesh Gowda, who was a police constable, after the notification for the recruitment of 545 PSI posts. He had received an advance of Rs 10 lakh from Mamatesh Gowda from Jalahalli police station to give him the post of PSI. Later this money reached FDA Harsh of recruitment department.
Another accused, Siddaraj, received eight lakh rupees from Nagesh Gowda, who wrote the PSI examination under the service quota, and more than Rs 15 lakh from Gajendra and AP Manoj and gave it to Harsha. Investigative sources said that digital evidence of WhatsApp calls against the accused has been made available.