SC appoints Justice Sanjay Mishra as UP Lokayukta

New Delhi/Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed Justice Sanjay Mishra, a former judge of the Allahabad High Court, as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh.

The apex court bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C. Pant appointed Mishra as the Lokayukta and recalled the December 16, 2015, order appointing Justice Virendra Singh for the post.

Recalling the sequence of events leading to the appointment of Virendra Singh as the Lokayukta on December 16, 2015, the court regretted that constitutional authorities — the chief minister, Leader of Opposition (LoP), and the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court — despite prolonged meetings could not decide on a simple issue of the appointment of the Lokayukta.

Justice Mishra enjoys a clean track record and image and has no political affiliations known to the public, informed sources told IANS.

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