The Jharkhand Government became the 8th State of India to have withdrawn the ‘General Consent’ granted to the CBI to investigate cases in the State.
It may be noted that Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act provides that a member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment cannot exercise powers and jurisdiction under the Act in any area in a State without the consent of the Government of that State.
In the year 1996, the State of Jharkhand had issued a notification giving permission for the CBI to probe any case in the State.
This move of Jharkhand Government has come a day after Kerala also withdrew the privilege.The Kerala Government had withdrawn the ‘general consent’ granted to the CBI to investigate cases in the state.
Notably, the Kerala Government had recently objected to the CBI investigation against the Chief Executive Officer of the LIFE Mission, which handles the Kerala Government’s free home project for the homeless. The High Court of Kerala later stayed for two months the CBI to investigation cases against the Chief Executive Officer.
Last month, the Government of Maharashtra had withdrawn the ‘general consent’. In July, this year, the Rajasthan Government had withdrawn its general consent accorded to the CBI to investigate cases. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments had withdrawn their “general consent” in 2018 itself.
Read the order here: