1. Rajasthan government trying to protect corrupt officials, says Congress

Rajasthan government trying to protect corrupt officials, says Congress

The Rajasthan Congress has criticised the state government for passing an ordinance which seeks to protect the serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action, without its prior sanction.

By: | Jaipur | Published: October 22, 2017 4:47 AM
Rajasthan, Rajasthan govt, protect corrupt officials, Rajasthan govt protect corrupt official, Criminal Law, Congress The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 7, also seeks to bar the media from reporting on such accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is given by the government. (Image: Reuters)

Rajasthan Congress has criticised the state government for passing an ordinance which seeks to protect the serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action, without its prior sanction. The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 7, also seeks to bar the media from reporting on such accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is given by the government. “The BJP government in the state wants to safeguard the corrupt officials with such provisions,” Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said in a release here.

He said the BJP came to power in the state and at the Centre by claiming that it would root out corruption and added that such actions would, instead, protect the corrupt officials. The pilot said the Congress would raise the issue in the coming Assembly session and force the government to withdraw such provisions from the ordinance.

Calculate your income tax post budget 2018 through this Income Tax Calculator, get latest news on Budget 2018 and Auto Expo 2018. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

  1. No Comments.

Go to Top