Chhattisgarh becomes 3rd state to bar CBI from probing cases
The Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in Chhattisgarh on Thursday withdrew the general consent granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases in the state. With this, Chhattisgarh has become the third state to revoke permission to the country’s premier investigating agency. West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are the other two states to have done this.In a letter addressed to the Union home secretary and secretary of the Department of Personnel, the state government has asked the Union home ministry to inform CBI not to investigate any fresh case in the state without seeking its consent.
With this means is that the CBI would now require permission of the state government to conduct any investigation or searches in the state.The state government has however not extended any reason why it has withdrawn the general consent that was given to the CBI in the past.