HC directs govt over vacancies in Vigilance Bureau

Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday directed the state to fill up vacancies in the Vigilance Bureau to expedite pending cases.

Updated: Jan 18, 2012, 19:32 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday directed
the state to fill up vacancies in the Vigilance Bureau to
expedite pending cases.

Issuing the orders on a PIL filed by "Citizen`s Cause",
the division bench of Chief Justice Prakash Tatia and Justice
P P Bhatt said 12 posts were lying vacant and six officers are
likely to retire in a few months from now.

Observing that about 600 cases were pending with the
bureau, the court said that officers posted in the bureau
should not be deputed for law and order duties like sending
them to fairs.

The bench also asked the state to direct those government
officials who had not yet declared their property details.
The court also asked the director general of police to
ensure submission of case diaries to respective trial courts
to expedite pending cases.

PTI