Sanction to prosecute former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Rao sought

Bengaluru, Feb 23: In a bid to prosecute former Lokayukta, Justice Bhaskar Rao, the Special Investigating Team (SIT) has sought sanction of the state government.

The SIT is probing corruption charges against Ashwin Rao, the son of Justice Rao who was forced to step down following allegations.

Justice Bhaskar Rao

The move to prosecute Justice Rao comes in the wake of the SIT finding some evidence against him suggesting that he could have abetted the offense committed by his son.

In the chargesheets that were filed earlier by the SIT, it was stated that extortion demands were made from the Lokayukta's office and residence.

Justice Rao who stepped down a few months back had told the SIT on a previous occasion that he was not involved in the activities of his son and neither was he aware of anything.

The SIT has now put the ball in the court of the state government. The SIT wants to further the probe and hence needs to prosecute Justice Rao.

In this regard it has sought sanction from the state government to prosecute him which is a pre-requisite in such cases.

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