Karnataka high court orders abolition of ACB, gives cases to lokayukta | India News

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BENGALURU: In a path-breaking judgment, the Karnataka HC on Thursday ordered abolition of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and strengthening of the institution of lokayukta to fight corruption in the state.
All investigations and inquiries conducted by ACB have been saved, and ACB’s pending investigations and inquiries have been transferred to lokayukta police.
On March 14, 2016, the Congress government headed by Siddaramaiah had issued a notification constituting ACB. On March 19, 2016, another notification was issued superseding earlier notifications that gave lokayukta police the powers of investigation under Prevention of Corruption Act and the status of a police station under the provisions of Section 2(S) of the CrPC.
The Advocates Association of Bengaluru, Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya and others had challenged the March 2016 orders through PILs. Allowing the PILs, a…

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