Karnataka CID director general of police R. K. Dutta is in fresh trouble. Dutta has been accused of fraudulently obtaining an LLB degree in violation of civil service rules.
A complaint in this regard has been lodged in a special court set up to hear cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. According to the complainant, Dutta took admission in the LLB course at the Arunodaya Institute of Legal Studies in 2009 without obtaining permission from the state government, a mandatory rule for all civil servants. During the period, he was working with the Karnataka Lokayukta.
“He had enrolled as a day scholar, which mandated 70 per cent attendance to appear for the university-level examinations. Dutta worked full-time in the Lokayukta’s office, but managed to appear for the exams. He abused his official position to force the college management to submit a forged certificate (of 70 per cent attendance) to the university,” the complainant alleged.
The court has taken cognisance of the complaint and is expected to announce its decision next week when the case comes up for hearing. The charges levelled against Dutta include forgery, criminal breach of trust, cheating and violation of civil services rules.
Dutta has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for some time now. Recently, the Vidhana Soudha police registered an FIR against him for allegedly framing charges against IPS officer Hemanth Nimbalkar in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The FIR was filed on the basis of a complaint lodged by Nimbalkar against Dutta.
Source : intoday