SC dismisses PIL seeking autonomy for CBI

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 19:58

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused
to entertain PIL seeking to give complete autonomy to CBI and
to take suo motu cognisance of any serious crime without
taking sanction of state government.

A bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari dismissed the
PIL filed by Prakash Singh, a former DGP of BSF, seeking its
direction to give autonomy to the investigating agency.

The bench said the judiciary has its own limitation and
it cannot pass such an order.

"We may be agree with your contentions but there is
limitation for the court," the bench said.

Advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the former IPS
officer, submitted CBI needs to be given more power so that it
could initiate investigation on its own in cases involving
multiple states.


First Published: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 19:58

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