Satish Reddy offers ‘qualified’ apology in video message
FIR refers to ‘unknown’ persons manhandling Bommanahalli Joint Commissioner Ramakrishna and pushing IAS officer Gurukar
A day after Karnataka IAS officers united in sending a memorandum to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, seeking action against those who had allegedly manhandled probationary IAS officer V Yeshwanth Gurukar, Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy offered a ‘qualified’ apology to the officer.
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In a video released by the MLA, Reddy said ‘unknown’ people were misbehaving with the Joint Commissioner when Gurukar came on the scene and even he (Gurukar) was pushed around. Reddy apologised for the actions of the ‘mischief-mongers’. (See the accompanying video)
Meanwhile, Gurukar along with Bommanahalli zone Joint Commissioner Ramakrishna filed an FIR with the HSR Layout police station against ‘unknown persons’.
MLA apologises over phone
Sources close to the MLA said that he personally called Gurukar and apologised to him.
The following is the sequence of events as enumerated by Gurukar in the FIR:
“I, Yeshwanth Gurukar, IAS Probationer, was attached to Bommanahalli Zone for Covid management from April 06 to April 30th Via DPAR Order 69SAS2020 Dated-03.04.2021.
“I reported to Sri Cholan Sir IAS, Zonal commissioner BBMP and was instructed to look into getting 50% of the beds from the private hospitals.
“On inspection of Fortis hospital, we found he had only given 45 beds from last one year, saying only 90 beds are reserved for Covid management. This was clear misinterpretation of the government rule. As per the KPME Act they had to provide the 170 beds.
“An FIR was filed against Fortis on 22.04.2021 by MOH Bommanahalli under my supervision for playing fraud on the number of beds to given to Government. The result of the above is that Fortis has now given 170 beds.
“A similar FIR was filed against Apollo on 25.04.2021 for cheating and fraud as they had shown one Mr. Kashinath, who had died on 20th April 2021, as occupying the bed on 24-4-21. This hinted at a bed booking scam. They had also charged him Rs 2,49,202.
“This was done under the supervision of Shri Rajendra Kataria Sir, IAS.
“A notice was served to Narayana Hrudayalaya on 20.04.2021 as they had provided 0 beds. Notice demanded 600 beds to be handed over (Copies have been attached).
“Immediately on 21.04.2021,Narayana Hrudayalaya committed 300 beds(Copy attached).
“On 29 April 2021, when the zonal In-charge Sri Rajendra Kataria IAS, Smt Fouzia Taranum IAS and myself inspected the war room, we found an unauthorized person named Babu pbooking beds. The zonal incharge Sri Rajendra Kataria sir immediately instructed the Joint commissioner Sri Ramakrishna to evict the illegal occupant from the war room.
“In reaction, on April 30, 2021, o50 to 60 persons barged into the war room and created a ruckus with Joint commissioner Mr. Ramakrishna. I told the crowd that I have got 550 beds in a such a short time of 15 days and for a moment could not understanding what was happening.
“They pulled me around as it can clearly been seen from the video, even as the single police Inspector Munireddy tried to control the situation.
“Sri Cholan sir arrived followed by DCP Sri Shrinath Joshi and ACP Sri Kanbasavana Gouda and the situation calmed down.
“In view of the above incident, I request suitable action against the offenders as per the law.”