CM steamrolls resistance to ACB: DySPs designated to head offices in districts

CM steamrolls resistance to ACB: DySPs designated to head offices in districts

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-31 20:45 Bengaluru: Despite the tough resistance from the Opposition parties. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is going ahead giving shape to his pet project, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).The government today designated DYSPs to head the ACB offices in districts, making it clear that it was firm on its decision to set up the ACB. The designated officers have been given additional responsibility as DySPs of ACB till regular appoints are made.In exercise of the powers conferred on it by the clause (S) of section two of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973,(Central Act 2 of 1974), the Government has declared to set up Office of Deputy Superintendent of Police in Bengaluru City, Bengaluru Rural District, Kolar district and KGF, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, Mysuru District and Mysuru city, Mandya, Hassan, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Belagavi, Dharwad and Hubli, Bagalkot, Gadag, Dakshina Kannada and Mangaluru, Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagaluru, Udupi, Davanagere, Chitradurga, Haveri, Shivamogga, Kalburgi, Bidar, Yadgir, Ballari, Raichur and Koppal districts to deal with corruption related cases.The Opposition has claimed that the ACB will weaken and defeat the Lokayukta as an institution, but the chief minister is convinced that the ACB is essential to check corruption in the bureaucracy.Siddaramaiah has argued that the ACB was essential to receive complaints of corruption from the public and also respond to them.