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Supreme Court appoints Virendra Singh as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh

Supreme Court has appointed Justice (Retd) Virendra Singh as new Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh. In the first of its kind order, the SC has invoked its constitutional power and appointed retired HC judge as UP Lokayukta after state machinery failed to appoint it.
The Supreme Court observed that The failure of constitutional functionaries to comply with the orders of the apex court of the country is deeply regretted and astonishing. Expressed displeasure that Chief Minister, leader of opposition and Chief Justice of High Court failed to comply with its order. Justice (Retd) Virendra Singh is a native of western Uttar Pradesh. He has served as Judge of Allahabad High Court from 2009 to 2011 and had superannuated in 2011.