Justice (Retd.) Sanjay Mishra takes oath as UP Lokayukta

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Lucknow, Jan. 31 (ANI): Former judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice (Retired) Sanjay Mishra, on Sunday took oath as the new Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh.

The Supreme Court had on Thursday recalled its earlier order of appointing Justice Virendra Singh as the state’s Lokayukta.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi had appointed Justice Mishra as the Lokayukta.

Earlier on December 16 last year, the apex court had exercised its constitutional authority and appointed Justice Singh as Uttar Pradesh’s Lokayukta while expressing dismay that its several orders directing to make appointment to the post had not been “heeded” by the constitutional functionaries-the Chief Minister, the Leader of Opposition and the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. (ANI)

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