Karnataka Lok Ayukta Justice Santosh Hegde resigns

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Bangalore, June 23 (ANI): Karnataka's Lok Ayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde on Wednesday resigned from his post, expressing displeasure over Government's non-cooperation in the investigations against corrupt officials.

Justice Hegde, viewed by many persons as nightmare for corrupt officials in the State sent his resignation letter to Karnataka Governor H R Bharadwaj today evening.

Disapproved over B S Yeddyurappa Government's inaction to give more powers to take action against corrupt officials, Justice Hegde opted to submit his papers.

Justice Hegde has also expressed displeasure over government's order to appoint tainted officials in key positions.

In 2006, the then JD (S) -BJP coalition Government led by Kumarswamy had appointed Justice Hegde as Lok Ayukta. His term was about to end in August 2011.(ANI)

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