Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the decision to withdraw the consensus of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate cases in the state was taken because of its interference in the matters of the state already being probed by Maharashtra Police
ANI quoted Raut saying that “In case of a national issue, the CBI has the right to investigate. We had to take this decision because of its interference in the matters of the state already being probed by our police.”
He said, “Maharashtra and Maharashtra Police have their rights as per the constitution and if someone tries to abuse these rights then the government will have to take such decisions.”
The order issued by the Maharashtra government on Wednesday, however, will not affect investigations into cases issued by the Central Investigation Agency in the state.
With this, the CBI will now have to seek permission from the state government for a case-based investigation in Maharashtra.
Earlier, three non-BJP-ruled states – Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and West Bengal – had already withdrawn their general consent to let the CBI probe cases in their jurisdiction.