ACB was constituted to shield corrupt politicians, ministers, officers from watchful eyes of Lokayukta: Karnataka High Court

The Court, therefore, quashed a State government order of 2016 creating the ACB, thereby, abolishing the body.

The Karnataka Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) was established by the State government in a bid to shield corrupt politicians, ministers and officers from the watchful eyes of the Lokayukta, with an intention to weaken the Lokayukta, the Karnataka High Court said on Thursday [Chidananda Urs BG v State of Karnataka].

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