Aamir Khan supports Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal Bill
Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan has come out in support of Team Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal Bill and wants the Prime Minister and the Judiciary to come under the purview of Lokpal. He expressed his opinion in response to a questionnaire on contentious issues sent to him by the civil society group.
Aamir said that the Lokpal should be able to investigate allegations against MPs, and the anti-corruption branch of the CBI should be merged with the institution of Lokpal. He also said that the Lokpal should have the power to grant permission for registering an FIR against a judge. He said that the Lokpal should be empowered to remove corrupt public/government servants and provide protection to whistle-blowers
On the selection process of Lokpal, the actor said that the selection process should have four judges and four independent constitutional authorities, but no politicians.
The actor also said that punitive action should be taken against those who indulge in giving false or frivolous complaints and against complainants who had mala fide intentions to malign any honest public servant.