Graft cases: Himachal court fumes over delay

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 14:20 hrs

Shimla, Dec 6 (IANS) Angry over delay in sanction for prosecution in corruption cases probed by the vigilance department, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday summoned officials from several departments Dec 14 with details on pending matters.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rajiv Sharma directed the additional chief secretary (cooperative) and principal secretaries of personnel, vigilance, irrigation and public health, revenue, public works, rural development and panchayati raj departments to appear before it.

They were also directed to furnish details of corruption cases where the prosecution sanction was pending.

The court's order came during a hearing in a corruption case where the vigilance department was awaiting prosecution sanction for over three years.

Showing dissatisfaction with the working of the vigilance department, the judges earlier directed the inspector general of vigilance to furnish details of cases where investigation was complete but they were awaiting prosecution sanction.

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