Forum challenges Lokayukta choice

Published: 14th February 2013 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2013 10:43 AM   |  A+A-

The Advocates Association of Bangalore has decided to approach the Supreme Court challenging the state government decision to appoint retired High Court Chief Justice Y Bhaskar Rao as Lokayukta.

AAB president K N Subba Reddy told Express that Justice Bhaskar Rao had obtained a site from BDA and suppressing the fact, he got another site from Karnataka Judicial Employees House Building Cooperative Society in Judicial Layout.

 Justice Rao also favoured Mallya Hospital by ordering parking place on government land and encroached the road in the Judicial Layout beside his site which was later returned after Justice H N Narayana told him to leave the place for a road.

Subba Reddy further said that Justice Rao is 75 years and is too old for the post. Besides, he is from Andhra Pradesh and does not know Kannada, which is a must as most of the documents and complaints are filed in Kannada. There are many retired judges in Karnataka and the state government can appoint them, he said.

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