"Sheer fraud on power": PIL in Karnataka HC challenges appointment of Justice BS Patil as Upa Lokayukta

Rintu Mariam Biju December 3 2019
Upa Lokayukta

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Karnataka High Court challenging the recent appointment of  Justice (Retd.) BS Patil as Karnataka Upa Lokayukta.

The order issued by the state's Governor on November 20 appointing Justice Patil as Upa Lokayukta has been assailed as ultra vires the provisions of the Karnataka Lokayukta Act.

The petition points out discrepancies in the consultative process that is mandatory under the Act. As per the Act, the Governor . . .

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