Supreme Court appoints Justice Sanjay Mishra as new UP Lokayukta

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed Justice Sanjay Mishra, a former judge of the Allahabnad High Court, as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh.

Justice Sanjay Mishra was appointed as the new Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta. Image courtesy: News18

Justice Sanjay Mishra was appointed as the new Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta. Image courtesy: News18

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

Recalling the sequence of events leading to the appointment of Singh as the Lokayukta on 16 December, 2015, the court regretted that constitutional authorities — the chief minister, the 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 Lokayukta.

IANS