Order on CJ bribe disclosure reserved

Published: 03rd August 2016 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2016 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: THE Lokayukta Special Court on Tuesday reserved the order over a private complaint seeking directions to the Anti-Corruption Bureau or High Grounds police to register a complaint and probe Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee’s disclosure that a person tried to bribe him for a favourable verdict.

The order is likely to be pronounced on Saturday.

RTI activists S Bhaskaran and Jayakumar Hiremath had filed the complaint and have mentioned two witnesses -- the Chief Justice and one K Narayanashetty -- in the petition.

The High Grounds police had recently declined to file a complaint in this regard, instead informing the activists to take up a legal battle in court of law.

On July 5, Chief Justice Mukherjee, while hearing a revision petition filed by Umrah Developers against the Revenue Department and the Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru Urban district, disclosed that a visitor had tried to buy a favourable verdict.

After disclosing this in open court, Justice Mukherjee had recused himself from hearing the case.

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