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Panel examining ‘shield’ for corrupt babus gets extention

A parliamentary panel examining an anti-corruption amendment bill that seeks inclusion of a provision for prior sanction to be obtained by the CBI or police before initiating action against corrupt officials, serving and retired, has got extension till April end.

The Select Committee of Rajya Sabha headed by BJP MP Anil Madhav Dave is examining the bill to amend Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

“The Committee has got extension to submit its report by April 29,” Dave said.

The proposed legislation has a provision that “no police officer shall conduct investigation into any offence alleged to have been committed by a public servant” under the PC Act, where the alleged offence is relatable to any recommendation made or decision taken by such public servant in the discharge of his official 

function or duties without the previous approval of Lokpal (for central government staff) and Lokayuktas (for those working under state governments). 
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