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Hight Court notice on delay in prosecution of dozen officials

THE MP High Court has sought a reply from the State Government over delay in sanctioning prosecution of dozen officials belonging to various autonomous bodies and some departments including municipal corporations in the corruption cases.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 14:19 IST

THE MP High Court has sought a reply from the State Government over delay in sanctioning prosecution of dozen officials belonging to various autonomous bodies and some departments including municipal corporations in the corruption cases.

The High Court’s directive came on a public interest litigation seeking direction to the Government to give its consent for prosecuting under section 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act in all those cases in which the Lokayukta had made recommendations after probe.

A division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Justice Ajit Singh directed the Government to file a reply stating either the sanction is given or the authority concerned refused to give sanction
for prosecution of the officials in different cases recommended by the Lokayukta.

The court said the Government should mention in its reply the reasons in case where the authority concerned did not issue the orders for prosecution of the officials.

The PIL claimed that several cases related to the autonomous bodies including Premier Cooperative Bank Limited Indore,  Municipal Corporation Ujjain and Ratlam are pending before the State Government for last several months to get sanction for prosecuting the officials.