Government dragging feet on prosecuting officer

Published: 20th February 2013 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2013 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

The state government has yet to give its order even two years after the Lokayukta Police sought sanction for prosecution of IAS officer M K Baladeva Krishna.

The Lokayukta police had raided the premises of Baladeva Krishna (presently Commissioner for Youth Services and Sports) during his tenure as MD of Dr B R Ambedkar Development Corporation, Bangalore. The police had written to the government more than thrice (latest on March 2012) requesting sanction for prosecution, according to a Lokayukta official. “The government had sought some clarification and we submitted it long back. We are still waiting for the sanction letter,” said Lokayukta ADGP H N Sathyanarayana Rao. 

It may be noted that another case against the same officer for dereliction of duty during his tenure as Kodagu DC, is up for hearing on Wednesday.

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