Delhi government preventing ACB from functioning: Centre to HC

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that the city government has been acting in a “preconceived manner in order to prevent the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to function in accordance with law”.

Justice V.P. Vaish was also informed through an affidavit filed by the union home ministry that the Delhi government was creating an unnecessary impasse in the function of the ACB.

“It is reiterated that the petitioner (Delhi government) is creating an unneccassary impasse in the function of the ACB. The Centre is committed to maintenance of law and order and to eradicate corruption from the system, however, it has to be done in accordance with law,” said the affidavit.

The court was hearing an application filed of the Delhi government seeking direction against ACB chief M.K. Meena for not receiving a complaint made by a sub-divisional magistrate against some DDA officials while they were allegedly accepting a bribe.

The central government, denying the allegations of the Delhi government, said the application filed by it was “frivolous”.

The court now posted the matter for September 9 along with main petition of the Delhi government challenging central government’s notification on appointment of bureaucrats and the ACB’s powers.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here