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Rajasthan ACB takes U-Turn, withdraws order prohibiting release of names of bribery accused | India News

Rajasthan ACB takes U-Flip, withdraws order prohibiting launch of names of bribery accused | Information

Jaipur: After dealing with criticism, the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Rajasthan on Friday withdrew its order prohibiting launch of images and names of the accused concerned within the circumstances of bribery. After route by the state authorities, Extra DG of ACB Hemant Priyadarshy withdrew the order with rapid impact. “The order has been withdrawn,” an official of the ACB mentioned. The bureau on Wednesday requested its officers to not reveal names and images of bribery case accused and suspects till they’re convicted by court docket. Priyadarshy had issued the order shortly after getting the extra cost of ACB chief, inviting sharp response. Earlier on Thursday, Priyadarshy, mentioned in keeping with the rule of the Supreme court docket, the identify and photograph of the accused can’t be publicised except confirmed responsible. “There’s a authorized backup behind the order,” he mentioned.

Opposition BJP focused the state authorities over the order, whereas questioning its intention. BJP state president Satish Poonia tweeted a duplicate of the order and mentioned the Congress is with the “corrupt and the corrupt is with the Congress”.

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Terming the order a ‘Tughlaqi Farman’, Deputy Chief of Opposition Rajendra Rathore mentioned the liberty of the press is being violated by the order. It has been handed to protect the corrupt, he alleged.