Hc confirms the government’s refusal to prosecute the inspector | Bangalore News
Bangalore: The government must verify all material before it while considering granting a sanction to prosecute any official, the High Court said.
Dismissing the petition filed by the Lokayukta police, Judge M Nagaprasanna said the government refused to grant a sanction to prosecute G Krishnamurthy, a police inspector attached to the state intelligence service, not one or two times, but three times. The judge said the sanction was refused on the grounds that several files and documents submitted for review were false.
“This is not an acrimonious exercise but a solemn or sacrosanct act, which protects an official or frees him from legal proceedings. It is up to the competent authority to grant or refuse a sanction ”, noted the judge in his order, while citing various judgments of the Supreme Court. The judge denied the complainant’s argument that he is an injured party and that his brief request is therefore admissible.
Lokayukta police challenged the ordinances of January 28, 2017 and May 31, 2017 adopted by the secretary of the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, which rejected the requisition to grant punishment to Krishnamurthy under section 19 of PC law in a case of disproportionate assets. Lokayukta police claimed that the competent authority, while refusing to sanction, had examined all the elements of the investigation, which is prohibited by law.