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No sanction required to prosecute public servants: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that no sanction is required to initiate criminal proceedings against public servants for offences allegedly committed under Indian Penal Code if they are not acting or purporting to act in discharge of their official … Continue reading

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Sanction not required for prosecuting senior public officers: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the legal provision which mandates sanction of competent authority for CBI to probe corruption cases against senior public officers is invalid and unconstitutional. The five-judge Bench delivered the ruling … Continue reading

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Courts can’t order investigation against public servant without valid sanction order: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the courts cannot order investigation against a public servant on a private complaint without a valid sanction order from the competent authority. The Court said “Once it is noticed that there was no … Continue reading

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