Withdrawal Of General Consent To CBI: As per Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, the CBI requires the consent of the respective State Governments to conduct investigations within its jurisdiction.
General Consent To CBI Withdrawn from Bihar
Leaders of the ruling ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar on Sunday called on the CBI to withdraw its consensus, alleging that the agency was being used for political purposes by the BJP-led government at the Centre.
As per Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, the CBI requires the consent of the respective State Governments to conduct investigations within its jurisdiction.
Nine states including West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Meghalaya have withdrawn the general consent for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate cases under their jurisdiction.
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari told PTI that the way the central agencies are being misused to target political rivals of the BJP, the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar should withdraw the consent given to the CBI.
“Besides, the state government should also explore the option of approaching the judiciary to prevent misuse of central agencies,” he said.
“I must say that the central investigative agencies have lost their credibility during the NDA regime,” he said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) said this is the right time to withdraw the consensus from the CBI. Withdrawal Of General Consent To CBI
State minister Madan Sawhney said, “The way central agencies like CBI, ED and Income Tax Department are being misused to malign the image of opposition leaders, people of Bihar are watching, and they will give a befitting reply at the appropriate time.” Will give.” JD(U)
CPIML(L) MLA Mehboob Alam claimed that there is no doubt that central agencies are being misused by the Center to destabilize non-BJP governments in the states.
He said, “All central investigating agencies are working for political purposes and they never take action against BJP leaders. Our Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar has been denied the general consent given to CBI, reducing the agency’s powers in the state. should be withdrawn immediately.”
CPI(M) MLA Ajay Kumar also said that the Bihar government should immediately withdraw its consent from the CBI. Bihar Congress spokesperson Rajesh Rathore said that no action can be seen against the BJP leaders by the agencies.
“The NDA government at the Center is autocratic and they try to suppress the voice of the opposition by using central agencies. This should stop now and the Bihar government should withdraw its consent from the CBI,” he said.
On condition of anonymity, a senior RJD leader said that the Bihar government has started working towards withdrawing the consent given to the CBI. Withdrawal Of General Consent To CBI
The grand alliance or ‘grand alliance’ in Bihar comprises seven parties – JD(U), RJD, Congress, CPIML(L), CPI, CPI(M) and HAM, which have over 160 MLAs in the 243-member assembly.
The CBI on Wednesday searched the premises of several RJD leaders in Bihar when Lalu Prasad was the railway minister. The operation took place on a day when the chief minister, who had snapped ties with the BJP to forge an alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), was to face a trust vote in the state assembly.
In terms of the provision of Section 6 of the DSPE Act, 1946, certain State Governments have given general consent to the CBI to investigate specified classes of offenses against specific categories of persons, enabling the CBI to register and investigate those specified cases. has been made capable of.
According to the minister’s reply, Mizoram, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Jharkhand, Punjab and Meghalaya have withdrawn or have not given general consent to the CBI to investigate the cases. Consent does not cover special case, specific consent of the State Government is required under Section 6 of the DSPE Act, 1946.
Extension of jurisdiction of CBI can be considered under the provisions of Section 5 of the DSPE Act, 1946 only after obtaining the concurrence of the State Government.