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Lokayukta court dismissed the complaint against Dy. CM Y Patton

Complaint against Dy. CM Y Patton dismissed by Lokayukta court

Kohima, September 19 (NEx): The Nagaland Lokayukta court on Friday, September 18, 2020 dismissed the complaint filed by Mr. Vicca S Aye against Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton, over an alleged speech made by Deputy CM on January 28, 2020, citing abuse of power and mal-practices by Patton.

Mr. Aye complained that the Deputy Chief Minister, who is in-charge of the Home Department, had indulged in “rampant abuse of administrative discretion and favouritism and interfered in the normal administrative functioning of the police department”. He also alleged that 1,135 appointments were made in the police department during 2018-19 by deliberately hiding about this vacancies from the public.

Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh, a former Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, in the 31 page order pronounced on Friday, stated that “all allegations made against, Y Patton, the Deputy CM of Nagaland, in the impugned complaints are found to be devoid of substance in the absence of any prima facie evidence to connect him with such allegation and to engage the attention of the Lokayukta any further.”

“The complaint has been submitted in haste with deficient facts. The Lokayukta is not supposed to indulge in roving enquiry with a view to fish out materials and evidence to prove non-specific bald and omnibus allegations made in the complaint,” said the order.

Further, Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh pointed out that the complaint against Y Patton, Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland deserves to be rejected and is accordingly dismissed.