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Corrupt netas bounce back: SC

DNMUM396541 | 9/13/2017 | Author : Ritika Jain | WC :555 | India

Bench asks why assets of legislators not disclosed

New Delhi: In a scathing comment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that MLAs and MPs, who face investigation for possessing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income, always manage to bounce back to power. The Bench also asked the government why disproportionate wealth details of legislators, who are representatives of the people, should not be disclosed to the public.
While hearing a petition filed by NGO Lok Prahari, seeking amendments to the Representation of People’s Act, a bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer wondered if this phenomenon, when coupled with the huge rise in the assets of some politicians in a span of five years between two successive elections, was the result of ineffective i
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