Plea in SC to bring office of UP Chief Minister under Lokayukta law

NEW DELHI: Plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the UP government to amend the law to bring the Chief Minister’s office under the Lokayukta.

The PIL, filed by advocate Shiv Kumar Tripathi, has sought a direction for amending the most populated state law to bring the Chief Minister under purview of the ombudsman to ensure effective control over corruption. The plea also said that the ombudsman be also provided the administrative control over state police for carrying out the probe.

UP Lokayukta is not “effective enough” in probing corrupt public servants and has to depend on police authorities, which are under the control of the state government, it said. The Lokayukta/Up-Lokayukta should be given independent police force which shall directly be under his administrative control,” the plea said.

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