Congress questions UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Lokayukta

 The Congress on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Akhilesh Yadav government on the appointment of Lokayukta in Uttar Pradesh and has asked it to come clear on the controversy.

Lokayukta's son remanded to 10-day SIT custody

The Lokayukta court on Tuesday sent state Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao's son to 10-day SIT custody in connection with a bribery scandal that has brought the anti-graft institution under a cloud.

UP Lokayukta registers case against suspended IPS officer

In fresh trouble for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta NK Mehrotra has registered a case against him on complaint of an RTI activist of allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

Karnataka Lokayukta's son Ashwin Rao held in bribery case

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice V. Bhaskar Rao, in connection with a bribery case.

AAP govt has begin process to appoint Lokayukta, HC told

 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it has initiated the process to appoint Lokayukta, a post which has remained vacant since November 2013.

Bill to ease steps for Lokayukta's removal tabled in Karnataka Assembly

A bill simplifying the procedure for removal of Lokayukta was tabled in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday, in the light of a raging row over an alleged bribery scandal that has hit the state's anti-graft ombudsman with growing clamour for his exit.

Lokayukta probing police officer who took on Mulayam

The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta has begun a probe against a senior IPS officer, Amitabh Thakur, an official said Thursday.

Protest going on against Lokayukta in Karnataka

Activists on Wednesday protested against the Lokayukta's supervision of the criminal case against Y Ashwin, the son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, stating that the anti-graft body does not have any role to play in the matter

Lokayukta bribery row: Evidence being destroyed, alleges Hegde

Former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Friday alleged that attempts were being made to destroy evidence about suspected extortion racket in the ombudsman's office and questioned the government's reluctance to give the case to CBI, saying it was not serious about getting at the truth.

Arunachal govt makes fund provision for Lokayukta

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday told the Assembly that his government had made fund provision for setting up Lokayukta in the state.

No discussion on motion for removal of Lokayukta: Speaker

 Karnataka Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimappa on Monday ruled that there can be no discussion on a motion sought to be moved by the Opposition to initiate the process for removal of Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao, embroiled in a row over an alleged extortion racket in his office.

Congress taken on Arvind Kejriwal govt over Lokayukta vacancy

Congress on Monday staged a protest here demanding immediate appointment of Lokayukta by AAP Government in Delhi and filed a complaint with the anti-graft ombudsmen seeking action against legislators of the ruling party, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Examining plea for motion seeking Lokayukta's removal: Karnataka Assembly Speaker

 Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa on Monday said he is "carefully" examining a petition by the Opposition to allow a motion in the House to initiate the process for removal of Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao, who is in the eye of a storm over an alleged extortion racket in his office linked to his son.

Congress protests against AAP on Lokayukta issue

The Congress party on Monday took to the streets in protest against the Aam Aadmi Party over the post of the Lokayukta lying vacant.

MP Lokayukta, EOW shielding ministers, bureaucrats: Congress

The Congress Saturday alleged that anti-corruption watchdogs in Madhya Pradesh - Lokayukta and Economic Offences Wing (EOW) - are shielding those involved in corrupt practices, including ministers and bureaucrats.

Congress to submit memorandum of complaints against AAP

The Congress party on Friday stated that it has decided to submit a memorandum of complaints against the Aam Aadmi Party with the office of the Lokayukta.

Karnataka HC stays Lokayukta probe into bribe charge

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday stayed an inquiry being conducted by the state Lokayukta's police into the bribe charge against some of its unidentified officials.

Lokayukta row: Govt cannot hand over probe to CBI on its own, says Karnataka minister

Investigation into charges of corruption in the Lokayukta office cannot be handed over to CBI unless the anti-graft body itself makes a request for it, Home Minister KJ George said on Wednesday.

Karnataka govt forms SIT into Lokayukta graft charges

Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Tuesday said that he has formed an SIT into the graft charges levelled against the state Lokayukta.

Can't hand over Lokayukta graft case to CBI: Siddaramaiah

 Rejecting the demand by social activists to hand over the corruption case against some Lokayukta officers to CBI, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said government does not have powers to do so as the institution is an independent anti-corruption body.