The corridors of the watchdog and police circles see a direct showdown at the highest levels in Lokayukta between Justice Subhash Adi and Justice Bhaskar Rao
On Tuesday, however, the Upa Lokayukta, Justice Subhash B Adi, has gone ahead and ordered Narang to conduct a ‘free and fair’ inquiry and submit a report to ‘me’.
The corridors of the watchdog and police circles see a direct showdown at the highest levels in Lokayukta between the two Justices. ”Upa Lokayukta directing the police wing to investigate the matter is a bit strange. We will have to see how Lokayukta reacts to this. I don’t know how police wing can proceed in the matter without a nod from Lokayukta,” a senior officer in Lokayukta told Bangalore Mirror.
He said it looks like a turf war breaking out between officials and higher-ups in the institution which has taken a body blow on its image of being a corruption watchdog.
“A lot of people in bureaucracy and Lokayukta office expected Justice Adi-like action from the highest level after a report was submitted by Narang regarding the bribe demand.
She stated in the report that a person who identified himself as Krishna Rao called the engineer to Lokayukta office and took the reference of a joint commissioner of police before demanding bribe.
“We will have to see how Lokayukta reacts to this direction from his deputy,” an insider from Lokayukta said.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Justice Adi said the IO, who is city Lokayukta SP, has been directed to carry out a detailed, free and fair probe without budging to any pressure or other factors.
“I had received a complaint by AAP and a notice is issued to the IO in this regard. The IO (city SP) has been directed to carry out a free and fair probe on the allegations. I have told the IO to make an appropriate investigation and submit a report. I have asked her to find out truth in the interest of the esteemed organisation as doubts in the minds of people have to be cleared,” Justice Subhash B Adi told Bangalore Mirror.
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