Mere violation of departmental norms not criminal misconduct by public servant under PC Act: Kerala High Court
Justice K Babu observed that a "dishonest intention" must be there to charge a public servant with criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act).
A mere violation of rules and departmental norms does not constitute criminal misconduct by a public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act), ruled the Kerala High Court recently [C Surendrananth & Anr. v State of Kerala & Anr.].