Bengaluru: While hearing a petition filed by a professor from Mandya Medical College, Dr V L Nandish, challenging the delay in Lokayukta investigation against him, Justice A N Venugopala Gowda of the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to ensure that no official serves in the Lokayukta institution for more than two years. He also directed the State government to fill up at least 50 per cent of the vacancies in the anti-corruption body within 45 days.
Justice Gowda directed Additional Advocate General (AAG) A S Ponnanna to furnish the list of officials serving in the anti-corruption body for several years.
“Details like how many years have they served in a single place in the institute should be furnished. Some thing have been done to deepen the roots. There should be new faces. One corruption case is equal to a hundred murder cases. I hope you will follow the directions of this court, failing to it, we will ask the registrar to furnish details,”said Justice Gowda.
This direction also comes in the wake of the corruption allegations against the anti corruption watch dog which are being investigated currently by and SIT.