Corruption is one of the main problem which has led to degradation of Indian economy and had adverse effect on those who are engaged in honest work which may prevail injustice. It may range from small favours to big favours. It has rooted in various system be it advertising, business or media or any other sector.
Thus recently the Karnataka High Court has partly allowed a petition filed by Minister .C.T Ravi seeking to quash proceedings initiated against him on alleged charges of corruption. The prayer made in petition is to refer to Hon’ble Lokayuktha. The petition has also stated that in the absence of any averments made in the complaint to the effect that respondent, complainant has exhausted all the remedies, the learned special judge had committed an error in referring the complaint for investigation under S. 156(3) of CrPC.
The arguments of another party stated that the complaint was filed much earlier in 2012 the principle laid down cannot be applied to the facts of the case. He submitted that non filing of the affidavit may amount o curable irregularity and the same does not amount to an illegality vitiating the impugned order, and sought to dismiss the petition.
The Supreme Court concluded that the learned magistrate could verify the truth of allegations made in complaint. On contrary considering the mandatory nature of direction the court has directed to send a copy of order to Law Commission for bringing necessary amendment in code.