14 September 2012. The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state’s chief secretary to furnish a list of government functionaries involved in corruption cases over the past 10 years within six weeks. A division bench of Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice D.C. Chaudhary passed these orders yesterday while hearing a petition filed by drug controller Sher Singh Thakur. He was convicted last year for taking bribes. During the hearing, the court observed that since November 2011, the court has been directing the principal secretary (home) to furnish information regarding officials involved in corruption cases. The principal secretary informed the court that it would take a long time to compile the information from departments, boards and corporations under their control. The court observed that major part of the information could be obtained from police records and hence directed the principal secretary to furnish the information within six weeks.