SC seeks reply from states failing to appoint Lokayuktas

DN Bureau

Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed reply from 12 states and Union territories for not appointing Lokayukta.

Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed reply from 12 states and Union territories for not appointing Lokayukta.

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A bench of top court headed by justices Ranjan Gogoi directed chief secretaries of states concerned to file an affidavit in the issue within two weeks and apprise the court about it.

The reply has been sought from Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal.

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Though the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013 and came into effect the following year, the aforementioned states have failed to appoint the anti-corruption ombudsman. (ANI)

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