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BJP leader Divya Hagargi arrested over involvement in cop recruitment scam

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, in the meantime, will travel to New Delhi on Friday night amid speculation that he may discuss changes in his cabinet during his one-day visit to attend a conference of chief justices and chief ministers.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Friday arrested BJP leader Divya Hagargi in connection with the Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) recruitment scam in Karnataka. Police sources said Divya was nabbed from a hideout in Pune in Maharashtra, and is expected to be brought to Kalaburgi this morning. She is the 18th accused to be arrested in the case. Divya’s husband Rajesh Hagargi was previously arrested while she had managed to escape. The CID on Thursday also arrested a government employee, who allegedly helped a woman candidate in the exam.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, in the meantime, will travel to New Delhi on Friday night amid speculation that he may discuss changes in his cabinet during his one-day visit to attend a conference of chief justices and chief ministers. In other news, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) administrator Rakesh Singh Thursday instructed the officials of the civic body to complete the infrastructural projects and carry out repair works on time.

Wading into the row over actor Ajay Devgn declaring Hindi as the country’s “national language” during a Twitter exchange with Kannada star Kichha Sudeep, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Thursday came out in support of the latter saying “our states were formed because of languages”. Sudeep said that Hindi is “no longer a national language”, owing to the success of South Indian films. And Ajay Devgn hit back on Twitter, asking why the south industries dub films in Hindi then.

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