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Chhattisgarh withdraws general consent accorded to the CBI to probe cases

Published on January 13, 2019
The Government of Chhattisgarh has withdrawn the general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the cases in the state.
  • The general consent was withdrawn under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.

About the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946:

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) derives its powers to investigate the cases from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
  • The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 provides for a special police force to investigate the offences specified by the Central Government through the Gazette notification.

About Section 6:

  • Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 makes the consent of the states mandatory for the CBI to exercise its power and jurisdiction in the state. 

Reasons for Withdrawal cited by the government of Chhattisgarh

  • The credibility and integrity of the CBI have been compromised under the present Central Government.
  • As a result of the free hand to CBI to operate in the state, the law & order and state officers were being disturbed.

One must know:

  • The CBI is now required to seek permission from the state government before initiating any investigations. 
  • Chhattisgarh has joined the list of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh which have withdrawn the general consent for CBI to undertake investigations.

Question:

Q. The Government of which state has withdrawn the general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the cases in the state?
a. Rajasthan
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Chhattisgarh
d. None of the above
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