Lokayukta registers 361 complaints last month
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 20:35
Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta has registered as many as 361 complaints and disposed off 427 under Karnataka Lokayukta Act last month.

As many as 123 complaints were sent to the competent authority for taking disciplinary action against public servants, Lokayukta press release said.

In 47 complaints, the grievances were redressed and 143 complaints were closed, while in 86, allegations levelled were not substantiated. Four complaints were withdrawn.

Lokayukta also filed as many as 37 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. Of the 37 cases registered, one case related to amassing of wealth disproportionate to known sources of income.

Further,28 cases relate to demand and acceptance of illegal gratification and eight on possession of unaccounted money by government servants during discharge of their official duties, the release said.

In the current month, investigating officers had completed the investigation in 40 cases, the release added.

Upalokayukta also informed that it held a review meeting of the enquiry and scrutiny officers on August 29.

During the meeting, Upalokayukta instructed enquiry and scrutiny officers to take action to dispose old complaints, enquiries and crime cases on priority basis, the release said.

The Upalokayukta also proposed to prepare an action plan in this regard, it added.


First Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 20:35

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