Former IAS officer and closure report

Can corruption charges, that too against a bureaucrat, be not taken to its logical ends looking to the havoc corruption was creating in our administrative system ? Should tracking down corrupt public servant and punishing such accused person not be taken mandatorily seriously regardless of the status of the accused, are a few questions that can be raised in respect of charges of corruption against a top public servant. Should prosecuting agencies show avoidable haste in submitting ‘closure reports’? On these very lines, Special Judge Anti Corruption Kashmir has expressed dissatisfaction over the closure report filed by the Anti Corruption Bureau against former IAS officer Naseema Lankar.
In this connection, observations of the court should become guiding and motivating force to prosecuting agencies in respect of cases of corruption against public servants. The court’s observations are apt, concerted and guiding, “The decision making power does not segregate corrupt officers into two classes as they are common crime doers and have to be tracked down by the same process of inequity and investigation.”


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