Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-03-17 16:50 Mangaluru: Can corruption be rooted out if the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) is headed by chief minister and his officials, asked former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a programme in the city on Thursday, Justice Hegde strongly condemned the fact that ACB will be headed by government officials. “In fact, the ACB is not new to Karnataka as it existed prior to 1984. But ACB did not usher in any positive changes to ensure corruption-free state. If ACB conducted only 47 traps and raids in 10 years after its inception, Lokayukta conducted over 700 raids and traps between 2006 and 2011. But, now the government is trying to curb the power of Lokayukta by forming ACB again,” said Justice Hegde.