State seeks eight months to approach President

State government informed the HC that it will need eight months time to approach the President seeking sanction to prosecute the members of KPSC who allegedly committed irregularities.

Published: 16th June 2017 06:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2017 06:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: THE state government on Thursday informed the High Court that it will need eight months time to approach the President of India seeking sanction to prosecute members of Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) who allegedly committed irregularities in appointment of gazetted probationers.

Expressing surprise at this, a division bench of Justices H G Ramesh and John Michael Cunha asked the state government to apprise the court on all the procedures to be followed to approach the President.

Explaining the reasons for seeking eight months time, Additional Advocate General A S Ponnanna submitted that the Criminal Investigation Department filed chargesheet against 17 accused, including six members of the KPSC, three of them serving.

Sanction is required to prosecute three serving members and also an opportunity to be given to the accused IAS/IPS officers, he said.

Ponnanna also said around 6,000 pages of chargesheet need to be translated from Kannada to English, which has to be forwarded to the President.


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