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[Breaking] Maharashtra Govt. Withdraws General Consent Granted To CBI To Probe Cases In The State [Read Notification]

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21 Oct 2020 4:44 PM GMT
[Breaking] Maharashtra Govt. Withdraws General Consent Granted To CBI To Probe Cases In The State  [Read Notification]
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The Government of Maharashtra has withdrawn the 'general consent' granted by it in 1989 to the CBI [Delhi Special Police Establishment].Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act provides that a member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment cannot exercise powers and jurisdiction under the Act in any area in a State without the consent of the Government of that State.It...

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The Government of Maharashtra has withdrawn the 'general consent' granted by it in 1989 to the CBI [Delhi Special Police Establishment].

Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act provides that a member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment cannot exercise powers and jurisdiction under the Act in any area in a State without the consent of the Government of that State.

It is learnt that such a consent was given by Maharashtra Government on 22nd February 1989. Now the Home Department has withdrawn the said consent.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946), the Government of Maharashtra hereby withdraws the consent accorded to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment vide Government Order, Home Department, No. MIS 0189/CR-28/POL-3, dated 22nd February 1989, as also by any other instruments issued by the Government of Maharashtra, from time to time, to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under the said Act in the State of Maharashtra.", the notification reads.

The 22nd February 1989 notification had granted consent to CBI for investigation of offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act. "In pursuance of the provisions of section 6 Establishment of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 Act, 1946 (25 of 1946), the Governor of Maharashtra hereby accords consent to the extension of powers and jurisdiction of the members of the Delhi Police Establishment to the whole of the State of Maharashtra, for investigation of offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1989), including offences involving attempts, abetments and conspiracies in the said offences and any other offences committed in the course of the same transaction arising out of the same facts.", the 1989 order read.

In July, this year, the Rajasthan Government had withdrawn its general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments had withdrawn their "general consent" in 2018 itself.

 

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