No govt wants us independent: CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday lamented that fact that no government at the Centre wants to make the investigating agency independent.

By Deepak Nagpal | Updated: Oct 29, 2013, 16:13 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday lamented that fact that no government at the Centre wants to make the investigating agency independent.

The CBI counsel made the scathing remarks during a hearing in the Supreme Court on the Coalgate matter.

The agency’s representative noted no government after independence has ever made efforts to make the CBI independent.

Recently, the apex court had described the CBI as a “caged parrot” in government’s hands.

The Union government had, on the direction of the SC, listed out steps to ensure the independence of the CBI.