Karnataka's Anti Corruption Bureau to commence work next week

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The Karnataka government will issue an official order to set up the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the state.

The creation of the ACB has been marred by controversy with a large number of persons stating that it is being created only to weaken the Lokayukta.


However, the government is no mood to listen to those protests and has decided to go ahead and set up the ACB.

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It will come to force next week once the government order is issued. The ACB will be headquartered at the Kanija Bhavan in Bengaluru.

On the anvil:

The ACB will have a unit at every district. The ACB cells would be set up in every district and will be headed by an officer in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The office at Bengaluru will be headed by an Additional Director General of Police and an Inspector General of Police.

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The Southern Range headquarters of the ACB would be at Mysore while the Western, Eastern And Northern Range would headquartered at Mangalore, Davangere and Belagavi.

The Central and North Eastern Range would be headquartered at Bengaluru and Kalaburgi respectively.

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