BJP, JD(U) question CBI`s independence

BJP and JD(U) on Tuesday questioned in the Lok Sabha the independence of CBI, with the latter saying it knew about this as it had also been in the government.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 18:09 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP and JD(U) on Tuesday questioned in the Lok Sabha the independence of CBI, with the latter saying it knew about this as it had also been in the government.

Alleging political interference in CBI`s functioning, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj said the BJP had given notice during the last two sessions of Parliament for discussion on the issue but no debate had taken place.

She said her party has again given notice this time in the
wake of so many corruption cases, like the Adarsh housing scam
of Mumbai and Commonwealth Games scandals.

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, while participating in the
impromptu debate on Adarsh scam, said the "trust over CBI has
been shattered."

Contending that CBI is not allowed to function
independently, he said he was aware of this fact as his party
also was in the government. He did not elaborate but was
apparently referring to the NDA government of which JD(U) was
a major ally.

He said the CBI should be made fully independent like the
Election Commission as there was need for dealing sternly with
corruption cases.

PTI

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