Kerala Govt revokes common consent to CBI


Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4

Left-ruled Kerala on Wednesday decided to withdraw the general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigaton (CBI) to probe cases, joining the list of non-BJP ruled states, including Maharashtra, to have effected a similar move.

Kerala has become the fifth state after Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to withdraw the general consent accorded to the CBI to exercise its powers under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, an official statement here said. The lone Left-ruled state in the country took the key decision at a time when the CBI was probing various alleged irregularities in its ambitious Life Mission project, a housing initiative for the poor.— PTI



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