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Government inviting comments on the proposed anti graft bill

New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) In the backdrop of uproar over corruption and blackmoney issues, Government has sought suggestion from people on a proposed anti-graft law which will facilitate extradition and prosecution of foreign public officials involved in bribery.

In a public notification, the government sought views and suggestions of general public on the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisations Bill, 2011 which prohibits accepting or giving gratification by or to a foreign public official or official of public international organisation and makes such acts punishable with imprisonment of upto seven years.

The suggestions on the Bill, which was introduced in Lok Sabha on the last day of the Budget Session and would help India ratify the UN Convention on Corruption, will be accepted till April 30.

Bribery involving foreign public officials in international transactions is not covered under the existing Acts.

 

 

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