Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel
After West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, Congress-led Chhattisgarh too has withdrawn from the general consent accorded to the CBI cases in the state, officials said Thursday. The move comes on a day when the Central Vigilance Commission by a probe report after allegations against him on the charge of corruption in the allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel removed. .
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who is heading the government, has written to the Union Home Ministry and the Ministry of Personnel asking them to direct the CBI to not register new cases in the state, the officials said citing an official statement.
With this, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would now require permission of the state government to conduct raids and probe in the state of Chhattisgarh, they said. The Chhattisgarh government in 2001 had given the general permission to the CBI, the officials said.
West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh governments had late last year withdrew the general consent to the CBI to conduct investigations and raids in the states. The withdrawal of general consent will not have any impact on the cases already being probed by the CBI, a Personnel Ministry official in Delhi said.
After WB and AP, Chhattisgarh withdraws general consent to CBI cases