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Withdrawing general consent to CBI

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  • April 2, 2022
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Withdrawing general consent to CBI

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Polity

Context: Nine states have withdrawn general consent to the CBI to investigate cases. 

  • They include West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab.

About Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

  • The CBI is the premier investigating agency of India.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. 
  • Role: It was originally set up to investigate bribery and governmental corruption. 
    • In 1965, it received expanded jurisdiction to investigate breaches of central laws enforceable by the Government of India, multi-state organised crime, multi-agency or international cases. 
  • CBI is exempted from the provisions of the Right to Information Act.
  • CBI is India’s officially designated single point of contact for liaison with the Interpol.
  • The CBI headquarter: New Delhi.

News Source: Newsonair

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