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Raj HC issues notice to Centre over plea regarding anti-corruption law

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The today issued notice to the central government on a plea alleging that Section 17A of the amended Prevention of Corruption Act is

According to a petition filed by Bhagwat Gour, the provision is made to protect guilty officers and it will increase institutionalised corruption as it would be necessary to seek prior permission before prosecuting any public servant in the cases of corruption under this amended provision.

"The previous approval from the government necessarily required under Section 17A would result in indirectly putting to notice the officers to be investigated before commencement of investigation. Moreover, if the police is not even allowed to verify complaints by preliminary enquiry, how can the case move forward? A preliminary enquiry is intended to ascertain whether a prima facie case for investigation is made out or not," reads the petition.

The bench has asked for a response from the secretary.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 18:30 IST