CBI welcome: Karnataka not to toe Andhra, Bengal line
17, Nov 2018, 6:14 PM
Karnataka: The Andhra Pradesh and Bengal governments are planning to withdraw the 'general consent' on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducting raids and carrying out investigations in their respective states, claiming that they are losing faith in the Central agencies due to their 'misuse' by the Narendra Modi government. Earlier, Mamata Banerjee said, "Chandrababu is right in not allowing the CBI (investigate cases in Andhra Pradesh). There are restrictions on them (CBI) now. It wasn't there earlier. Now it has been put in place because the BJP government gives orders from the party headquarters. They have mismanaged every institution from the CBI to the RBI. It's a disaster!" Speaking on this issue, Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said on Saturday that the state government has not faced any such situation and will continue to obey the Centre's directives. According to the law, some states allow the CBI in general to investigate matters in their respective territories and, in some, the agency has to get permission.