Lokpal to probe Bhushans if corrupted: Swami Agnivesh

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New Delhi, Apr 24: Followers of Anna Hazare have showed tremendous support to the Gandhian crusader in his struggle to draft the anti-corruption bill - Lokpal bill. Now, social-activist Swamy Agnivesh claimed that all "corrupt people" will come under the Lokpal's hawk eyes and it will not even spare the Bhushans if they are really corrupted.

During an interview with a leading TV channel, Swamy Agnivesh said, "We are here to draft a legislation which will ultimately fight corruption tooth and nail in this country, we'll fight against corruption at every level, even after this bill has been legislated and made into a law."

"...if there is corruption charges against any of the members of civil society, who are on the committee, we will fight against those corruption charges also. Including the Bhushans," added Agnivesh.

Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan are the two "important members" of the joint committee to draft the Lokpal Bill and recently their names have been emerged in alleged corruption controversies.

However, Anna Hazare and his other supporters like RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal, Supreme court judge Santosh Hegde, social activist Kiran Bedi expressed their faith on the Bhushans and dismissed all speculations about the Bhushans' resignation from the panel.

Meanwhile, Swamy Agnivesh also claimed, "This is for a limited period, with a limited mandate to draft a legislation - the work (drafting Lokpal Bill) stops on Jun 30, and then everybody is free to hunt them (Bhushans), to find whatever was wrong with them, punish them if they are guilty, so there is no problem with that."

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