High Court: The High Court quashed the corruption case against KAS officer Nagaraj

Bangalore: Senior KAS officer L. C. The Karnataka High Court quashed the corruption case filed against Nagaraj. Also, it was opined that the filing of bribery complaint was malicious and vindictive.

Senior KAS officer L. who is currently working in Sakala Mission, has requested to cancel the case registered against him. C. Nagraj’s application was reviewed by Justice. A single member bench headed by Naga Prasanna gave this order.

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‘The complainant has been silent for seven years and has explained every aspect of the incident accurately. However, there has been delay in filing the complaint. The case was canceled on the grounds that no explanation has been given as to why it has not gone before the court and quasi-judicial authority.

Referring to a Supreme Court case, the bench said, ‘The action taken after seven years of filing the complaint is malicious. It has been quiet since 2016 and the fact that a case has been registered now will be a reason for doubt. In addition, there is an intention to retaliate against the officer. The complaint was filed out of personal enmity,” the court said in its order.

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Background of the case: In 2014, the High Court had instructed the Assistant Commissioner to file a petition in connection with a land dispute case filed in Waddara Palya village of Bangalore Dakshina Taluk. Participant in the dispute is M. In 2014, a person named Basavaraju filed a complaint before Assistant Commissioner Nagaraj. 6 lakhs to get a verdict in their favor in the case. He demanded to be bribed.

In addition to this, on March 15, 2015, Rs. 2 lakh. Basavaraju had alleged that s was given as bribe. Also, he had lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) (currently Lokayukta) seeking an investigation into the case.

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The anti-corruption police, who had registered the complaint, had filed an FIR on February 16, 2022, on the charge of corruption. Nagaraj had moved the High Court seeking to quash the proceedings in the Sessions Court regarding the complaint and complaint.

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