Gujarat questioned on delay in Lokayukta’s appointment

August 19th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS  

Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday issued notice to the state government on the delay in appointing a Lokayukta.

The notice was issued to the chief secretary by the division bench comprising Justice Akil Qureshi and Justice Sonia Gokani.

The official was directed him to file an affidavit on the issue.

The notice came on a petition filed by Bhikhubhai Jethwa, father of right to information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa who was killed outside the court soon after his attempt to expose illegal mining near a lion sanctuary.

Amit had earlier challenged the government inaction in appointing the lokayukta in the state through a petition in April last year but the post still remains vacant.

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