A Delhi court has dismissed a
plea seeking prosecution of six city policemen, including an assistant commissioner of police, for allegedly implicating a north Delhi resident`s son in a string of theft cases.
Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh
Hegde on Monday said the need to obtain sanction from a competent
authority to prosecute public servants in cases of corruption
is weakening the fight against corruption in the country.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has
sought permission to prosecute ruling BSP MLA Haji Yaqoob
Qureshi in a 2006 case for announcing a reward for killing the
Danish cartoonist who drew caricatures of Prophet Mohammed.
A petition was filed in
the SC proposing it give a direction to central and
state governments` investigating agencies to initiate criminal
proceedings against government officials if sanction
is not granted in 90 days.
After nearly two years of active
anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, Navy has
found it difficult to prosecute the sea brigands its warships
apprehend as there is no provision under the Indian laws.
In an apparent change of
stand, the CBI has told the Supreme Court that it has found
cogent, credible and admissible evidence for prosecuting U P
Chief Minister Mayawati in a disproportionate assets case.
Punjab government has been sitting for the last 10 months on the CBI`s plea seeking sanction for prosecution of current Punjab Assembly Speaker and senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader Nirmal Singh Kahlon in alleged recruitment scam.