ACB tightens noose around big fishes

ACB tightens noose around big fishes

New Delhi seems to have taken a serious note of prevailing corruption in Jammu and Kashmir as the Government of India has started acting tough even against the politicians.
Since the day Bharatiya Janata Party has returned to power for the second term at the Centre, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have got more teeth.
In the recent past the ACB sleuths have raided the residences and office premises of few political leaders. This is for the first time that the noose is being tightened around the politicians. During the past thirty years none of the governments dared to act against the political leaders despite there being number of complaints against the politicians.
People in Jammu and Kashmir have been raising their voice against the system being corrupt for a longtime but the people at the helm never took their complaints seriously. No action against the corrupt elements during all these years turned things from bad to worse.
On many occasions the elected regimes did make a beginning to catch the big fishes but these fishes were spared for one or other reason. At present Jammu and Kashmir is directly under New Delhi’s rule and the ACB seems to have been given a free hand to act against the people who till date enjoyed impunity and were under the illusion that they are above the law. For time being the drive against corruption seems to be focused more on Kashmir but people are hoping that the ambit of this drive will be widened and the corrupt elements across the state would be taken to task. One hopes that the drive against corruption would be taken to its logical end this time around and won’t be left the half way.