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Justice Khanwilkar tipped as next Lokpal of India

By IndianMandarins- 08 Feb 2024


New Delhi (08.02.2024): Justice A M Khanwilkar, a former Supreme Court judge, is likely to be appointed as the next Lokpal of India. Reportedly the decision was made following a meeting held on Wednesday by a high-level committee consisting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, and Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Former Attorney General of India K K Venugopal also attended the meeting, in which names shortlisted for the appointment of the next Lokpal were reportedly discussed. The Lokpal is tasked with inquiring and investigating allegations of corruption against public functionaries falling within the scope and ambit of the Lokpal Act.

Former Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court, Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty is currently serving as acting Lokpal. He was appointed a judicial member of the Lokpal in 2019 and was made the Acting Chairperson in May 2022.

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