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SC asks GOI to appoint Lokpal at the earliest

4/17/2018

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Union government to appoint Lokpal at the earliest. NGO, Common Cause, had filed a plea seeking immediate appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman that can bring under its scrutiny the high and mighty in the executive of the nation. The bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, also comprised Justice Ms R Banumathi. NGO, Common Cause, had filed the petition through its lawyer, Prashant Bhushan seeking immediate appointment of the Lokpal. "Appoint Lokpal at the earliest in connection with a plea filed by NGO, Common Cause," the division bench ruled. Common Cause had alleged that the Union government was delaying the appointment of Lokpal. Attorney General K Venugopal, appearing for GOI, told the bench that the Selection Committee had met on April 10 to nominate an eminent jurist.The apex court set May 15 for the next hearing.

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