To bring to book

To compel to give an account.
- Addison.
To compare with an admitted authority.

See also: Book, Book

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He said that the IGP Sindh also directed that a transparent inquiry be carried out to bring to book those responsible.
However, the Prime Minister reiterated that discussions between India and Pakistan cannot proceed until Pakistan sincerely fulfils its commitments to bring to book the culprits of the Mumbai attack.
We need to use other methods in the so-called democracies to bring to book the possible offenders.