Relief for IAS Officer in Lokayukta Case
By Express News Service | Published: 01st January 2014 08:17 AM |
The Vacation Bench of the High Court has stayed the Lokayukta proceedings against IAS officer Shamla Iqbal, who is facing charges of possessing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income and for alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).
Justice A V Chandrashekara passed the order on a petition filed by Shamla stating that she was working in the Department of Women and Child Welfare, but during her time, there were no irregularities. She also sought quashing of the Lokayukta proceedings.
Shamla was suspended in April 2012 based on the recommendation of the Lokayukta police, which had raided her residence.
The Vacation Bench stayed proceedings against one Nagaraj, a resident of Tumkur, who was arrested on charges of illegally selling rice got under Anna Bhagya Scheme. He was arrested and later released on bail.
The Vacation Bench has ordered notices to the Central and State governments, Chief Secretary and BBMP in connection with a petition seeking action for not installing GPS systems on garbage vehicles and employing BBMP workers to load garbage on to vehicles.