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Mann govt modifies corruption crackdown amid face-off with bureaucracy

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Amid a face-off between Punjab’s Bhagwant Mann government and the bureaucracy over the registration of corruption cases against some officials, the former on Tuesday seems to have taken a major step back, directing the Vigilance Bureau to comply with important sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) before booking officials.

The recent arrests of senior IAS and PCS officers had triggered a major confrontation between the government and bureaucracy, which even led to the latter going on a mass casual leave for five days recently.

While the PCS officers were protesting against the “illegal” arrest of a colleague in Ludhiana, the IAS fraternity was up in arms against the arrest of senior IAS officer Neelima in connection with the industrial plot scam in which a former Congress minister has also been booked.

The protests had led to talks between the two sides following which PCS officials had withdrawn the strike after the government assured to look into the issue.

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