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Court directs police to file chargesheets against public servants.

special judges assamGuwahati: The Court of the Special Judge, Assam, has directs the officers-in-charge of 16 police stations in seven districts to file charge sheets within one month against 37 public servants charged in different offences involving taking of bribes and other offences under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Following the Supreme Court’s directive dated January 31, 2012 in the Subramaniam Swamy case, almost all the Superintendents of Police (SPs) of 26 districts of Assam had submit reports to the Special Judge, Assam, in detail for hearing sanction against public servants charged with corruption pending before the State Government.

The court also let-down hard on the State Government, saying that for reasons best known to it, the Government kept delaying accordance of prosecution sanction in some cases.

The court observed that “The prosecution sanction application filed in Mangaldoi PS case no 109/95 by the investigating police officer on October 6, 1995 to the Secretary to the Government of Assam, Home and Political Department but it was not granted even after 16 years.”

Different applications for prosecution sanctions were submits to the Government of Assam in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2998 but the Government had gratuitously delayed the decision to settlement prosecution sanction for unknown reason, the court noted.


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