HC adjourns Upa-Lokayukta appointment case

The Karnataka High Court on Friday adjourned hearing on two petitions challenging the appointment of Chandrashekaraiah as Upa-Lokayukta to February 27.

Updated: Feb 17, 2012, 16:45 PM IST

Bangalore:The Karnataka High Court on Friday adjourned hearing on two petitions challenging the appointment of Chandrashekaraiah as Upa-Lokayukta to February 27.

A division bench headed by Justice N Kumar adjourned the hearing after Advocate General S Vijay Shankar sought time to file objections to the petitions.
Earlier, when the court sought to know the government`s stand, the AG submitted that Chandrashekaraiah had already taken charge and the matter required hearing.

Petitioners M Anand and Janagere Krishna, both advocates, have contended that the appointment of Upa-lokayukta was "illegal and ultra vires" as the Chief Justice of the high
court had not been consulted (before the appointment) as required under section 3 sub clause 2 of the Lokayukta Act.

PTI