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Lokayukta plea in HC seeks nod for its police wing to register FIRs against public servants


The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday asked the State government to respond to an application filed by the Karnataka Lokayukta seeking permission for its police wing to register first information reports (FIRs) and prosecute public servants based on preliminary inquiries — conducted on the complaints received from the public — that disclose commission of criminal offences.

A Division Bench comprising Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice Suraj Govindraj issued the direction during the hearing of public interest litigation (PIL) petitions, filed in 2016 questioning the legality of the constitution of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) by the State government by withdrawing the powers ...


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