Centre updates SC on meet to appoint jurist in Lokpal selection panel

Centre updates SC on meet to appoint jurist in Lokpal selection panel

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The Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a meeting to select an eminent jurist as part of the selection committee to appoint a Lokpal was held on April 10.

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi said at this stage, it is not expedient to pass any order.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan said the government was dragging its feet on the appointment of Lokpal.

Attorney General K K Venugopal informed the court about the latest development in a contempt petition filed by Bhushan on behalf of NGO Common Cause.

The bench also said that it expects the appointment of a Lokpal as early as possible.

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