‘State Sought Bench for Vigilance Cases’

The Home Minister was inaugurating a workshop organised by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau

Published: 20th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2014 04:55 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The State Government has urged the High Court Chief Justice to establish a Bench exclusively for vigilance cases, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said, after inaugurating a workshop organised by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau here on Tuesday.

“There are cases which are pending for 20 years. The long delay is creating resentment among the public,” the Minister said.

The Minister said the biggest challenge faced by the country was in preventing corruption. The increasing corruption has created resentment in the minds of common man.

The Minister also said that Lokpal Bill should be passed immediately. “The law will be enacted in the state with some basic changes. The election system should be changed to prevent spending crores to secure seats and to ensure victory. Corruption has made many to stay away from voting. The apolitical section and NOTA voters are the products of corruption. This should be viewed seriously,” Chennithala said.

VACB director Vinson M Paul, Supreme Court former judge N Santhosh Hegde, former Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court K Sreedharan, Kerala Lok Ayukta Justice Pius Kuriakose, KSFDRC chairman Justice M R Hariharan Nair, NUJS former VC N R Madhava Menon, M G S Narayanan, K J Joseph, P K H Tharakan, Jacob Punnoose, Nivedita P Haran, V Gopinathan, N Nagarajan, M G Radhakrishnan, and Rekha C Nair spoke.

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