Lokayukta corruption case: HC says no parallel probe, let SIT investigate

Bengaluru, July 1: The Karnataka High Court has said that there shall be no parallel investigation in the corruption case against the Lokayukta.

The high court on Wednesday said that the probe which was being conducted by the upa Lokayukta shall be stayed as the Government of Karnataka has set up a Special Investigating Team to probe into the matter.

SIT to investigate K'taka lokayukta case

The court observed that the SIT would probe into the allegations of corruption made against some in the Lokayukta. The upa Lokayukta probe headed by Sonia Narang shall remained stayed until the SIT submits its final report, the court also ordered.

The contention before the High Court

A petition was filed by Ashwin Rao, the son of Justice Bhaskar Rao, lokayukta of Karntaka. He told the High Court that the upa Lokayukta was trying to implicate him. He also questioned before the court the need for two agencies to probe the matter.

Rao's advocate, Ashok Harnahalli informed OneIndia that the High Court today maintained that two probes cannot be carried out at the same time. Harnahalli informed the court that the government had already formed the SIT to probe into the case.

In such an event it would be only fair to await the report of the SIT. It would be unjust to allow two agencies to probe the same case at the same time, it was also contended before the High Court.

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