Former Karnataka High Court Judge, Justice Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil on Wednesday took oath as the state’s new Lokayukta.
He took oath in Kannada, which was administered by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot in a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan’s glass house.
Until his new appointment, which was announced on Tuesday, Justice Patil was serving as the Upalokayukta.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had recommended Justice Patil’s appointment as the Lokayukta, after consulting the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, the Chairman Karnataka Legislative Council, the Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Assembly and the Leaders of Opposition in both the Houses of the State Legislature.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ನೂತನ ಲೋಕಾಯುಕ್ತರಾಗಿ ನಿವೃತ್ತ ನ್ಯಾಯಮೂರ್ತಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಬಿ.ಎಸ್. ಪಾಟೀಲ್ ಇಂದು ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ವಚನ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದರು.— DIPR Karnataka (@KarnatakaVarthe) June 15, 2022
ಗೌರವಾನ್ವಿತ ರಾಜ್ಯಪಾಲ ಶ್ರೀ ಥಾವರ್ ಚಂದ್ ಗೆಹ್ಲೋಟ್ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ವಚನ ಬೋಧಿಸಿದರು. ಮಾನ್ಯ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಶ್ರೀ @BSBommai ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.@TcGehlotOffice @CMofKarnataka pic.twitter.com/SYgko6mhWJ
The post of the head of anti-corruption ombudsman in the state has been vacant after Justice P Vishwanath Shetty had stepped down as Karnataka Lokayukta in January, after five years of service.
CM Bommai, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah, Minister V Somanna, former Lokayuktas Santosh Hegde, Vishwanath Shetty, and several Judges and legislators were among those present at the event. PTI