NEW DELHI: The Gujarat government Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging a state high court verdict upholding the appointment of Justice (retd) R.A. Mehta as the state's Lokayukta.
The petition, filed in the morning, is likely to be mentioned before the court during the day.
The Gujarat High Court Wednesday upheld Mehta's appointment as Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal on Aug 26, 2011. For seven years prior to that, the state did not have an ombudsman.
But the Narendra Modi government questioned the appointment on the ground that the governor did not consult it on the matter.