Former Bengaluru police chief fears raids, days after joining AAP
Days after joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), former Bengaluru police commissioner Bhaskar Rao has expressed fears that cases may be registered against him or raids against him may be conducted.
“Tomorrow, some cases may be registered against me or raids against me conducted. I am ready to face them,” Rao said on Wednesday.
He said the AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too had to face many such problems.
“Our leader Arvind Kejriwal has done many sacrifices. He faced many challenges. Whoever treads on the path of reform in society faces many a challenge. I take a vow to eradicate corruption from Karnataka. I stand in favour of a clean administration in Delhi,” Rao said.
Speaking about corruption in the department he was once part of, he said he did not have powers to even appoint an officer of his choice.
He said officers are forced to pay crores of rupees to get a posting.
“I have seen it. A police commissioner could not appoint a deputy commissioner of police, assistant commissioner of police and inspector of his choice. Every post is auctioned in crores of rupees,” Rao said.
The retired IPS officer regretted the way cases involving large-scale corruption never seeing the light of day.
“You have seen the scams taking place in Bengaluru. People are being cheated. Cases are registered, dumped in cold storage and then connivance takes place,” Rao said.
He cited the ponzi scheme wherein several people lost over ₹2,000 crore, and a bank scam.
“All the accused are scot-free. There is no concern for the public,” he said.
Stating that Karnataka has no dearth of any resource, Rao said the state lacks good leadership to give a transparent government and proper governance.