Raipur: Following the footsteps of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, the Chhattisgarh government on Thursday withdrew general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases in the state.
In a letter to Union Home Ministry, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel stated “ The Government of Chhatisgarh, hereby withdraws its consent accorded vide letter no 695 of Home Department dated 03.02. 2001.
छत्तीसगढ़ सरकार ने केन्द्र सरकार से आग्रह किया है कि वह सीबीआई को राज्य में जांच के लिए अब कोई नया प्रकरण नहीं लेने के निर्देश जारी करे। छत्तीसगढ़ सरकार के गृह विभाग ने वर्ष 2001 में इस बारे में केन्द्र को दी गई सहमति वापस ले ली है। pic.twitter.com/Q8hy6LJUOF— CMO Chhattisgarh (@ChhattisgarhCMO) January 11, 2019
The CBI will now require permission of the state government to conduct raids and probes in Chhattisgarh, sources added.
The move comes on a day when a Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel removed Alok Verma as the CBI chief and posted him as Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards after an enquiry report by the Central Vigilance Commission allegedly accused him of corruption.
The Chhattisgarh government in 2001 had given general permission to the CBI, the officials said.
West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh governments had last year withdrawn the general consent accorded to the CBI.