Published On: Tue, Oct 24th, 2017

Raje asks ministers to re-think over ordinance to shield public servants from probe

Jaipur: After receiving severe criticism from the Opposition, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday asked the state minsters to re-think over the ordinance to shield judges and public servants from probe, 2017, according to a source.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on Monday asked ministers to re-think over the ordinance to shield judges and public servants from probe.

The source further said that Chief Minister Raje called a meeting at her residence, which was attended by Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, Rajendra Rathore, BJP State President Ashok Parnami, Yunus Khan and Arun Chaturvedi.

Notably, the Opposition disapproved the ordinance and dubbed it as an impetus to corrupt officials.

Earlier in the day, leaders of Congress Party also staged a protest outside Rajasthan assembly against the same.

The Rajasthan Government, in the current legislative session, passed an ordinance that protects both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action without prior sanction.

The ordinance also sought to bar the media from reporting on accusations against the judges and bureaucrats till the sanction to proceed with the probe is obtained.

The ordinance is an amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.


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