Supreme Court has empowered citizens to file cases against public servants in criminal court without waiting for permission from Govt.
The Supreme Court Judgement in Case of Dr. Subramanian Swamy versus Dr. Man Mohan Singh and others came, on 31st January, 2012
It said two things:
1) Any Citizen can file a Private Complaint against any Public Servant for charges of corruption in nearest Court.
2) No sanction needed when court registers it as a Complaint Case and Directs its Investigation of Corruption Charges by Higher Officers.
Judge cannot ask “How can you file a complaint? He never asked any bribe from you. How can I accept your Compliant? What right you have to file this complaint?
Every citizen has right to file complaints which will be directed by court to police to investigate and report to court.
Any activist can file complaints in courts against public servants. No sanction needed at this stage.