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AG seeks time in ACB case, matter posted to April 20

AG seeks time in ACB case, matter posted to April 20

The State Advocate General Madhu R Naik today sought time for seeking certain instructions from Karnataka government in a case pertaining to operation of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Granting time to facilitate the Advocate General toseek instructions from the government, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherejee and Justice Ravi Malimath posted the matter for next hearing on April 20.

On April 7, the High Court had stayed theoperation of ACB, saying corruption cases being probedby the Lokayukta and pending sanction for prosecution should notbe transferred to the newly-formed investigation agency.

The division bench had passed the order on a petition filed by B G Chidananda Urs, a city-based advocate.

The bench had also said that any action initiated by ACB would be subject to the result of the PIL filed before the Court.

The petitioner had challenged thevalidity of creation of ACB.

He had contended that the government had issued a notification for creating ACB despite submitting before the court that it is taking measures to strengthen the Lokayukta.

( Source – PTI )

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