UP not cooperating in probe: CBI to SC
Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra, while adducing the records of communication with the state government, contended before a Bench led by Justice D K Jain that there had been several reminders to the authorities concerned in the last three months, but the CBI was yet to receive a concrete response.
“The CBI was compelled to ask for a recommendation from the state government after the Central Vigilance Commission, which is an independent agency, asked us to do so. We are ready to go on with the case and file chargesheets as soon as we get a sanction. However, the state has not been cooperating even though there have been at least six reminders to them since August,” adding that the delay in proceeding with the case got occasioned only since the UP government had not sent their views on the question of sanction.
The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure regarding delay in proceedings in the case and said it was “surprised” that the CBI had been waiting for a sanction from the UP government despite its judgment that sanction would be deemed to have been granted if the competent authority fails to decide it within three months.
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