BENGALURU: In a path-breaking judgment, the Karnataka HC on Thursday ordered abolition of the

Anti-Corruption Bureau



) and strengthening of the institution of lokayukta to fight corruption in the state.
All investigations and inquiries conducted by ACB have been saved, and ACB’s pending investigations and inquiries have been transferred to lokayukta police.
On March 14, 2016, the


government headed by Siddaramaiah had issued a notification constituting ACB. On March 19, 2016, another notification was issued superseding earlier notifications that gave lokayukta police the powers of inve

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