The Supreme Court has told the Nagaland Lokayukta, Uma Nath Singh, to resign from his post in the wake of controversies. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde suggested to the Lokayukta’s lawyer that it is better to give up the post rather than demean himself and the offices that he has held in his career as a former High Court Chief Justice.
The bench asked Vikas Singh, counsel for the former judge, “When there is no dignity in continuity, why do all this and insist on continuing at any cost?”
The Apex Court was hearing a petition filed by the Nagaland government that all powers be taken away from the Lokayukta. The state government urged for the removal of Singh, accusing him of various acts of indecent and improper personal demands.
The petition stated that Singh continued to work online, although the Chief Secretary did not approve it.
Singh’s lawyer replied that it was due to the coronavirus epidemic that Singh insisted on doing his work from Delhi. However, this argument failed to convince the bench.