After lot of hue and cry over hiding details of the culprits against whom permission for open inquiry has been asked for , Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Maharashtra has once again uploaded said details on its website.
After receiving complaints against any public servant for alleged corruption, benami properties, misappropriation of funds etc., ACB first conducts discreet inquiry and if found complaint is true then it goes for open inquiry .For open inquiry ACB has to seek government’s permission. However as the persons involved in such case are always high profile bureaucrats and ministers, government is always reluctant to give such permission. If we look at the list of ministries involved from whom ACB has sought permission, one can easily say that entire ministry of Maharashtra is involved in it. It was alleged that, that’s why ACB had taken lenient stand on disclosing Identities of culprits.
ACB on its website regularly uploads, Daily Crime Report & Misconduct cases registered by it, information related to cases pending for permission of Open Enquiry with Govt, information on cases pending for trial in various Special Courts in Maharashtra, Cases decided by various Special Court in Maharashtra etc. However when in last week some news papers reported the matter and status of permission of open inquiry, Initially ACB removed list of persons against whom it had asked for permission of open Inquiry. After inquiry from media persons and others ACB once again uploaded the list but without designations and clear names of culprits, so that their identity should not be revealed easily. When this act of ACB was criticized by all factors of the society it has now once again uploaded the detailed list on its website. You can see the list here.