Showing posts with label CBI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CBI. Show all posts

A threat to Federal System ? CBI officials arrested by West Bengal police



Drama unfolded Sunday evening with a standoff between CBI and Kolkata police, after the former landed at the residence of police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata. Kolkata police thwarted and then detained CBI officials, after dragging them into a police jeep.
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Heavy deployment of police was seen at Kumar’s house as well as CGO complex which houses the office of CBI. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee went to the police commissioner’s residence following the incident. It is said that many ministers and Mamta's officials are involved in Chit Fund Scam. The CBi director may talk to Governor and Army can be involved to help CBI.

Three-member committee must appoint CBI director by consensus and task director with regaining agency’s credibility

After months of turf wars, controversy and scandal left the CBI scarred, the government has an opportunity to initiate the much delayed process of rebuilding and restoring the agency’s credibility.

The crucial matter regarding the appointment process of the Central Bureau of Investigation director is listed before the Supreme Court. The petition flags two issues:
it challenges the appointment of the incumbent CBI director, M. Nageswara Rao, as being illegal as he was unilaterally appointed by the government, bypassing the selection committee, and
it highlights the complete lack of transparency in the appointment process.

As per the provisions of the law governing the appointment of the CBI director (the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act), the selection committee consists of the prime minister, the leader of opposition and the chief justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him. The composition of the selection panel has been an issue of public debate and has evolved over the years to its present composition.


On Thursday, the selection committee meeting involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge adjourned without being able to finalise a name for the CBI director’s post.

It is important that these three men respect the spirit of bipartisanship which Parliament envisaged when tasking such a committee with selecting the CBI director. With so many IPS officers to choose from it should not be difficult to finalise a competent individual with a consensus among all three panel members. This would greatly reassure the agency and the general public that the CBI has been entrusted in good hands. An officer with experience in CBI would perhaps be the best choice.

Govt appoints Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director



NEW DELHI: In the midst of internal fight between CBI director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana, the government on Wednesday stepped in and appointed M Nageshwar Rao as interim chief of the investigating agency "with immediate effect".
Both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana have been sent on leave. The Prime Minister-led appointments committee in an order on Tuesday night has given charge of director to Joint Director M Nageshwara Rao with immediate effect, a government order said.