The government has appointed 1987 batch IPS officer Megharikh NS as the new police commissioner following the promotion of the present commissioner MN Reddi to the position of Director General of Police.
Ashok Kumar, a native of Warrangal and a resident of Bengaluru, who runs a real estate firm, was arrested by the SIT for allegedly making an extortion call to a government executive engineer M N Krishnamurthy in May this year.
Five days before he died, 17-year-old Yallalinga Kuruba, told a local TV channel that there was widespread corruption in the implementation of government projects in his impoverished village in Karnataka.
The racket came to light following a a raid on a residence at Agara in the HSR Layout in Bangalore. “The gang used to collect money ranging between Rs 15K to Rs 25K to provide fake experience certificates.