Karnataka Lokayukta on leave again: Governor appraised of situation
New Delhi, Sept 29: The uncertainty in the Lokayukta continues with Justice Y Bhaskar Rao once again extending his leave. This time he has extended his leave up to October 21.
This is in fact the third time that he has extended his leave ever since the Lokayukta was rocked by allegations of extortion in which Justice Rao's son is one of the accused.
Sources informed OneIndia that the letter sent to the registrar of the Lokayukta, Justice Rao has extended his leave up to October 21. He has not cited any reasons in the letter.
This is the third time that Justice Rao has extended his leave. In fact he has done this even before his earlier leave period got over. The problem is that Justice Rao has not allotted his work to anyone in the Lokayukta as is the norm.
As a result of this extended leave taken by Justice Rao, the cases have been piling up. In addition to this there have been complaints that even the administrative work has come to a standstill. Several persons who have come with complaints of corruption are left high and dry and the cases are not being taken up. The worst hit are however the pending cases.
Sources say that with Justice Rao on extended leave and the work piling up, the Governor of Karnataka and the Advocate General have been informed about the same. The governor and the advocate general are likely to discuss this issue and see what the next course of action would be.