BENGALURU: Police department is seriously considering initiating legal action against senior IPS officer Alok Kumar, highly placed police sources confirm, following the uproar that the audiogate scandal generated in the state, even as Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa said that he has asked the Chief Secretary to advise him on whether the phone tapping scandal should be handed over to a higher authority.
Alok, presently ADGP in KSRP, is accused of allegedly leaking the audio tape containing the conversation between Commissioner of Police Bhaskar Rao and Faraz, a power broker, to the media. An inspector previously attached to CCB has allegedly confessed that he had copied the conversation in the pen drive and handed it over to Alok Kumar. Sources explain that, after collecting the pen drive Alok had put that into his pocket and walked away.
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has adjourned the hearing of a case filed by senior IPS officer Alok Kumar, challenging the government order of transferring him from the post of Bengaluru police commissioner in 45 days.
Alok Kumar was present at the time hearing by CAT. The tribunal had issued a notice to the government asking to file objections to the petition filed by him in the previous hearing.
However, the counsel for the government requested the Tribunal to postpone the hearing to Friday as advocate general will argue the case. The counsel also told the court that they had filed objections to the petition on Tuesday....