Prior approval under Section 17(A), Prevention of Corruption Act not applicable to disproportionate assets cases: Madras High Court
Justice K Murali Shankar, Madras High Court

Prior approval under Section 17(A), Prevention of Corruption Act not applicable to disproportionate assets cases: Madras High Court

Section 17(A) mandates that there should be prior approval from the concerned government before an inquiry can be initiated over corruption allegations against a public servant.

The Madras High Court recently observed that prior government approval for inquiring into corruption allegations against a public servant under Section 17(A) of the Prevention of Corruption Act is not necessary when the allegations concern possession of disproportionate assets (Dhandapani v. The Vigilance Commissioner, Tamil Nadu and ors).

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