HC issues show cause to director general of ACB
The director-general of Anti-Corruption Bureau will have to explain to the Bombay High Court why he did not personally probe into the allegations against senior IPS officer and Inspector General of Police Hemant Nagrale.
Nagrale is on deputation as Chief vigilance officer of MSEB.
A division bench of Justice B.H. Marlapalle and Justice Anoop Mohta on Thursday issued show cause notice to the Hasan Gafoor, DG, ACB asking him to explain by July 20 why contempt notice should not be initiated against him for not complying with its order.
In May, the high court had asked the DG, ACB to probe the allegations of disproportionate assets owned by Nagrale as levelled by his estranged wife Pratima. HC had asked the DG, ACB, to file a report. But the report was filed by another officer from the ACB.
Earlier, in December 19, 2009, the HC had asked the ACB to probe into the alleged disproportionate assets of Nagrale. The ACB could not probe the matter as Nagrale acquired stay on it from the Supreme Court. Later in January, the supreme court had vacated the stay on investigation while dismissing Nagrale’s petition.