MUMBAI: Whereas welcoming the Supreme Court docket’s ruling that the state authorities’s nod is necessary for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe in its jurisdiction, Maharashtra Minister Aslam Sheikh has stated that the CBI has turn out to be like a ‘pan store’ below the BJP authorities on the Centre.
“Underneath the BJP authorities, the CBI has turn out to be like a ‘paan patti ki dukaan’ (‘pan store’). It goes anyplace and books anybody, significantly in non-BJP dominated states. It took motion towards chief ministers and ministers. We welcome the court docket’s ruling,” Sheikh instructed ANI on Thursday.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court docket held that the consent of the state authorities is necessary for a CBI probe in its jurisdiction and the Central authorities can not prolong the company’s jurisdiction to any state with out permission of states.
Whereas deciding petitions by the accused in a corruption case in Uttar Pradesh, a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar stated the investigation can’t be performed with out states’ nod.
The statement of the Apex Court docket turns into vital as not too long ago the state governments of Punjab, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh withdrew their “normal consent” to the CBI probe of their states.