New Delhi: CBI will flag its concerns to the
government arising due to the jurisdiction of the proposed
anti-graft body Lokpal over it.
Official sources said CBI has decided to write to the
Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) opposing the
procedure recommended for registration of regular cases by CBI
on the basis of a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) conducted by
They said CBI Director AP Singh had held a series of
consultations with his senior colleagues and its law officers
recently and was understood to have concluded that the Lokpal
guidelines were against Section 173 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure (CrPC) followed by the investigating agency and
would add to complexity in its working.
The Section mandates that every investigation under shall
be completed without unnecessary delay and "as soon as it is
completed, the officer in charge of the police station shall
forward to a Magistrate empowered to take cognizance of the
offence on a police report, a report in the form prescribed by
the state government".
"CBI will have to register cases on the basis of PE done
by Lokpal. It will be troublesome affairs. We will oppose it
and certain other things to the DoPT. A letter in this regard
will soon be written to them," a source said.