Appointment of Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta challenged

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New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The appointment of former high court judge Virendra Singh as Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta was deferred after it was challenged in the Supreme Court. The state government gave an undertaking to the court to keep the appointment in abeyance till the matter is decided.Lawyer Shiv Kumar on Tuesday said a plea has been filed as to how the name of Justice Virendra Singh was placed before the bench when Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court had specifically made some objections. The application contains request to investigate into the matter and appoint the best man for the job. Justice (retd.) Virendra Singh was appointed as the new Lokayukta on Friday.

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