Chhattisgarh govt withdraws consent to CBI to probe cases

Two months after the Chandrababu Naidu-led government in Andhra Pradesh withdrew general consent accorded to the CBI to probe cases in the state, the Congress government in Chhattisgarh.

The state government has conveyed the decision to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Personnel and Training.

Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act that governs the CBI states, “Consent of state government to exercise of powers and jurisdiction — Nothing contained in Section 5 shall be deemed to enable any member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise powers and jurisdiction in any area in (a state not being a union territory or railways area], without the consent of the government of that state.”

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