Graft cases: Govt delays approval to Lokayukta to file appeals in apex court
The state government has been sitting on files pertaining to filing of Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) in cases of corruption.
The proposals for filing SLPs in as many as 10 Lokayukta police cases are pending with the state government. Some of these include cases against former minister Katta Subramanya Naidu, Yelahanka MLA S R Vishwanath and Dasarahalli MLA S Muniraju.
Similarly, the case of disproportion assets against Vishwanath and the land grab case against Muniraju are still pending with the state government.
The list of pending proposals to file SLP against senior bureaucrats includes the case against IAS officer Shamla Iqbal and other officials Muniraju, Usha Patwari in the irregularities in Integrated Child Development Scheme.
"There was a move to reject the proposal to file SLP in some cases. However, after persistent efforts the state government now seems to have decided to go ahead with the SLP," the official said. Besides the Lokayukta police cases, the proposal to file SLP in illegal de-notification cases against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is also pending with the government. The high court had quashed the proceedings against Yeddyurappa for 'defective sanction order' from the then governor.
In this regard, additional advocate general of the state gave a legal opinion in December 2015, recommending for filing a SLP. However, the file is still pending with the government, while the private complainants in the case moved the Supreme Court with an appeal.