Bengaluru: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials probing the PSI examination scam arrested an ex-soldier on Monday, June 20.
The arrested is Vishwanath Thimmappa Mane, a resident of Sarur village in Muddebihal taluk of Vijayapura district.
Reportedly, Vishwanath used Bluetooth devise while writing the examination at a center set up at Nobel school in the city.
The PSI scam snowballed into a major controversy in the State with allegations against politicians and senior police officers, among others.
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The investigation into the alleged corruption in the examination saw a twist with 28 candidates approaching the Karnataka State Administrative Tribunal (KAT) against the en masse cancellation of exams and fresh exams ordered.
Over 54,000 candidates took the written exams across 93 centres on October 3, 2021.
After allegations that the answer-sheets of some candidates who wrote the exams held at the Gynanajyothi English Medium School at Kalaburagi were tampered with, a preliminary inquiry was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and a case registered.