Mumbai: In a doubtlessly controversial determination, the Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday decreed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can be required to take the state’s permission earlier than probing circumstances right here.
The order, via House Division Underneath Secretary Kailas Gaikwad, has been issued underneath the Delhi Particular Police Institution Act, 1946.
Vide the order, the state authorities has withdrawn the “general consent” given to the CBI since February 1989, and now the company might want to method the federal government for permission earlier than initiating any investigations on a case by case foundation.
The developments got here a day after the CBI lodged a FIR within the Tv Rankings Factors (TRP) rip-off case following a suggestion by the Uttar Pradesh Police after a criticism was registered by an promoting company at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Police Station.
Nevertheless, official sources say the newest order wouldn’t have an effect on any of the continued investigations just like the demise case probe of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, or the recent TRP case lodged by Lucknow Police and different ongoing issues.
Earlier in October, the Mumbai Police had stated it had busted an enormous racket of alleged fraudulent manipulations of TRPs involving not less than three personal tv channels — Republic TV, Fakt Marathi and Field Cinema.
Beforehand, sure different states dominated by Opposition events like West Bengal and Rajasthan have yanked off the “general consent” to the CBI, which works underneath the Central authorities.
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