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Accusations of malpractice of misappropriating and embezzling public funds must be specific: Patna High Court

As allegations about the non-execution of certain works from the financial year 2018-19 onwards are broad and vague, the court is not inclined to issue notice for accusations that are vague and unspecific in the annexures appended with the writ petition is upheld by the High Court of Patna through the learned bench led by HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE and HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S. KUMAR in the case of Anisul Rain Vs. The State of Bihar (Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.94 of 2022)

Brief facts of the case are that the petitioner has requested the issuance of appropriate writs/orders/directions for the competent authority to conduct an inquiry/investigation into the malpractice of misappropriating and embezzling public funds in the name of false execution of works under various schemes of the Government of India and the State of Bihar in the name of Gram Panchayat RajBirpur development work.

The petition’s allegations about the non-execution of certain works from the financial year 2018-19 onwards are broad and vague.  Further, court find such accusations to be vague and unspecific in the annexures appended with the writ petition. The court is not inclined to issue notice in this case, leaving the petitioner free to, after gathering facts, bring the matter to the attention of the authorities, including the District Magistrate, for the way in which the embezzlement occurred. Thus, present petition and Interlocutory application are disposed of.

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Judgement reviewed by – Pooja Lakshmi

 

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