Significantly, the Maharashtra govt decision comes after CBI took up the case of fudged Television Rating Points on the request of Uttar Pradesh govt.
Mumbai| In a major decision, the MahaVikas Aghadi Government in Maharashtra has decided to revoke the general consent accorded to CBI to probe cases in Maharashtra. This means, if the CBI has to investigate any cases in the state from now on, it has to first take permission from the state government. Without the consent of the state govt, CBI cannot proceed with investigation of a case in the state. With this, Maharashtra becomes the fourth state in the country to revoke general consent to CBI. Earlier, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal had set the requirement of state govt permission for CBI probe.
The order has been issued under the Delhi Police Special Establishment Act, 1946 by the Home Department through secretary Kailash Gaikwad.
Significantly, the Maharashtra govt decision comes after Central Bureau of Investigation took up the case of fudged Television Rating Points on the request of Uttar Pradesh govt after an FIR was filed in Lucknow related to this. Recently, the Mumbai Police had said that it has buster a big TRP racket involving a national channel which manipulated TRP. The police is investigating Arnab Goswami-owner of Republic TV along with others named in the FIR in this regard.
Maharastra Govt revokes General consent given to CBI.
With this revocation, CBI needs to get the permission of the Maharastra Govt everytime to register any case against Central Govt employees in Maharastra.
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Moreover, the Mumbai Police was earlier investigating the death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput which was later taken over by the central agency after his father lodged a complaint in Patna. However, the state government has said that this order will not impact the ongoing investigation of cases.