Punjab revokes general consent to CBI for conducting investigations
- Punjab became the ninth state to withdraw general consent to the CBI
- Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tripura Andhra Pradesh and Mizoram are the other states to have done the same
- CBI will now have to seek permission from the state government on a case-to-case basis
The Punjab government on Monday withdrew general consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to carry out investigations in the state.
The intelligence agency will now have to seek permission from the the state government on a case-to-case basis, news agency ANI reported.
The Chief Minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government became the latest to block consent to the CBI, as a number of opposition states have done, alleging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of government agencies for political motives.
Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh and Mizoram are the others to have done the same.
The move comes days after the Jharkhand government issued similar orders, barring the CBI from conducting investigations in the state.
In a notification, the Punjab government said confirmed that the CBI will hereby require "prior consent" on a "case-to-case" basis for investigating any case in the future.