The Karnataka Police Mahasangha on 19 September wrote a letter to the Bengaluru Governor seeking sanction to prosecute Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for nepotism and misuse of power.
The Police Mahasangha sought the Governor's Sanction to prosecute Siddaramaiah for appointment of the Hoskote MLA, N. Nagaraj, as the Chairman of a Bengaluru International Airport Area Planning Authority.
In the letter, the Police Mahasangha wrote, "It is apparent that the Chief Minister seems violating the Oath of Office as per his whims and fancies. He has to be made accountable for this violation."
"Though having absolutely no knowledge on the background of the candidate Chief Minister is in the habit of making whimsical recommendation in helping his own partymen to the posts of Chairman to various Boards," the letter added.
The letter also gave details of eligibility criteria for a officer to hold such a post. It said a member of a planning authority, other than a person appointed as member by virtue of his office shall possess the following criteria.
1- He shall be ordinarily a resident in the local planning area.
2- He must be associated with town planning work at least for one year.
3- He must be a qualified town planner or architect or engineer practising in the state for a period of not less than five years.
4- He must be a specialist such as a Economist, Geographer, Sociologist or legal petitioner.
Conclusively, the letter sought permission to initiate proceedings under Section 13 (1) (d) of the PC Act and under various sections of the IPC against Siddaramaiah keeping quality and justice at paramount importance.