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The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year.

I have seen the meaning of envisage, but I couldn't understand the meaning of last part of sentence.

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First, before anything else is said, it has to be pointed out that that is a horrid sentence.

It seems to mean that they want the trial to be completed within 12 months.

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Not just one trial, but the trial for each corruption case that is investigated by the Jan Lokpal, as I read it. –  aedia λ Aug 16 '11 at 14:33
    
Yeah, you're probably right, even though that's not actually what it says. –  wfaulk Aug 16 '11 at 15:16
    
When it says the next one year maybe it means the investigation is completed within one year, and the trial with the year after that ?? –  GEdgar Aug 16 '11 at 16:36

It's very badly written, but they mean they hope the trial will be completed within the next 12 months.

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