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Justice Shivaraj V Patil appointed new K'taka Lokayukta

Justice Shivaraj V Patil appointed new K'taka Lokayukta

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Shivaraj V Patil, hailing from Karnataka was on Tuesday appointed the new Lokayukta of Karnataka to succeed Santosh Hegde.

Governor H R Bhardwaj has cleared the name of Patil, who had earlier served as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court as well as Acting Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Raj Bhavan sources said.

71-year-old Patil, replaces Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge who completes his term on August two.

Patil also served as the one-man committee that went into the processes and procedures followed by the Department of Telecommunications in the allocation of licences and spectrum between 2001 and 2009.

A Raj Bhavan communique later said the Governor made the appointment on the advice tendered by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

The Governor has also appointed former Karnataka High Court judge, Justice (retd) R Gururajan as a Upalokayukta, Karnataka, it said.

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