The Congress-led authorities in Punjab has revoked its basic consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation for probing circumstances within the state, becoming a member of a number of different non-BJP dominated states which have carried out comparable strikes. West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are among the many states which have already withdrawn their “basic consent” to the CBI.
In response to the notification issued by the Punjab authorities on November eight, its prior consent can be required by the CBI, which comes beneath the Delhi Particular Police Institution Act, to analyze any case within the state.
“In train of the ability conferred by part 6 of the Delhi Particular Police Institution Act, 1946 (Central Act No 25 of 1946), the Authorities of Punjab hereby withdraws the overall consent accorded to the members of the Delhi Particular Police Institution, anytime herein earlier than,” as per notification issued by the Further Chief Secretary, division of Dwelling Affairs and Justice.
“In view of revocation of all earlier basic consents issued earlier, prior consent of the Authorities of Punjab shall be required, hereinafter, on a case-to-case foundation for investigation of any offence or class of offences beneath part three of the aforesaid Act, by the Delhi Particular Police Institution,” it additional stated.
The Punjab authorities had earlier withdrawn consent from the CBI for investigating the 2015 sacrilege incidents there after the state meeting handed a decision on this regard in 2018.
Later, it handed over the probe into the incidents of desecration of spiritual texts to the particular investigation staff of the Punjab police.
(With inputs from PTI)