Bengaluru: In a phone tapping case that shook the politics of Karnataka, the CBI, taking major action, raided the official residence of former Bengaluru Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar. These tappings took place during the last Congress-JDS. An FIR was registered by the CBI in August last year following a request from the BJP government. The phone-tapping controversy came to light when an alleged phone conversation was leaked to the media, in which an IPS officer was named.
The names of alleged senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and former JD (S) PWD minister HD Revanna were also found in leaked phone tapes. Former Police Commissioner Alok is currently posted as ADGP of Karnataka Reserve Police. It is known that the former HD Kumaraswamy government of Karnataka was accused by many legislators that the Chief Minister and JDS leaders were tapping the phones of their allies.
This phone tapping controversy came up during the election when that conversation on an alleged phone was leaked to the media, in which an IPS officer was named. However, Kumaraswamy has shed his hand from these allegations. He said that he is ready for every kind of investigation. The BJP government of the state is acting with a sense of revenge.