The Andhra Pradesh government has withdrawn its consensus with the agreement, under which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) got the right to act in the state. A decision was made after a secret government order issued by the state’s principal secretary AR Anuradha on 8th November was leaked on Thursday night. Approving this move by the State Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N Chinna Rajappa of Andhra Pradesh, he said that this decision has been taken keeping in mind some of the allegations related to the country’s top investigating agency. Rajappa said, “We trust the CBI, but due to the recent allegations against its top officials, we withdrew the general resignation. That is, the CBI will have to get the permission of the state government to investigate every case. “
The Deputy Chief Minister claimed that the consensus has been withdrawn on the advice of lawyers and intellectuals. He said that the neighboring state government of Karnataka has also withdrawn the consensus for CBI. “Whenever the CBI insists, we will give necessary permission,” he said.
In the latest government order, it was mentioned, “Using the powers given under section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, the Government, all the members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment, under the law of Andhra Pradesh, Withdraws the consensus given for use. “
On August 3 this year, the Andhra government, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, asked the Delhi Special Police for the use of powers and jurisdiction in Andhra Pradesh to investigate the crimes against Central Government, Central Government Officials and others for various crimes. The government order was issued to all members of the establishment “consensus”.
The CBI works under the Special Police Establishment Act of Delhi. Under Section 6 of this Act, the State Government regularly approves the CBI for the use of powers in the state and the Andhra government has issued related orders from time to time in the last few years.