The names of people caught through decoy operations in corruption cases cannot be made public till they are found guilty in trial, officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Rajasthan have been told in a controversial order. The state's opposition BJP has attacked the Ashok Gehlot government, saying this is evidence that the government is supporting corruption.
The BJP's Rajendra Rathore, deputy leader of the opposition in the Rajasthan assembly, tweeted that the Gehlot government is now becoming the "shield of the corrupt".
The order has been passed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau as soon as its new chief, Hemant Priyadarshi, took charge.
The order says that the names of people trapped in corruption raids can only be revealed after it is proved in court. The designation and department of the person, however, can be made public.
The BJP's state chief Satish Poonia tweeted:
कांग्रेस भ्रष्टन की— Satish Poonia (@DrSatishPoonia) January 4, 2023
भ्रष्ट कांग्रेस के#Rajasthanpic.twitter.com/Fdb5BKk7UX
The state's ruling Congress is yet to respond on the issue.