Published On: Sun, Aug 16th, 2015

Govt likely to suspend IAS officer in cricket betting racket

Bengaluru: Karnataka government is likely to suspend an IAS officer in connection with a cricket betting racket after state CID police, in association with the Income Tax authorities recover Rs 4.37 crore cash, 2.5 kg of gold and 34.7 carat diamonds from an apartment belonging to the company of officer’s father.

Kapil Mohan, Principal Secretary to the Department of Sports and Youths Services.

Kapil Mohan, Principal Secretary to the Department of Sports and Youths Services.

The state government is awaiting a report from the Department of Income Tax to initiate action against senior IAS officer Kapil Mohan, whose house was raided by state CID police, in association with the Income Tax authorities recently in connection with a cricket betting racket, said a top official of the state.

The state Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee said, “I have to get a report from the government of India. I cannot go by media reports. However, officer Kapil Mohan will be suspended if charges pertaining to cricket betting are serious according to the report.”

The raid was conducted on a luxury apartment (Golden Grand) in Yeshwanthapura on August 5 on the basis of information provided by two bookies arrested by the Hubballi police in connection with the cricket betting scam.

The apartment (Golden Grand) in Yeshwanthapura was registered in the name of PSK Finance Solutions Private Ltd in which Kapil’s father Naresh Mohan is a director.

The recovered documents had names of Kapil Mohan, his wife Dr Ruchi Saxena, his father Naresh Mohan and PSK Finance Solutions Private Limited. There were also bills and receipts for the investment of gold and money with various firms by the three, official sources said.

Kapil Mohan is now principal secretary, youth empowerment and sports department in Karnataka government.

TST

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