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).
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

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.].

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