Andhra Pradesh government withdraws general consent to CBI to exercise authority in state

By: |
Amaravati | Updated: Nov 16, 2018 2:52 PM

The Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh has withdrawn the 'general consent' accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to exercise its authority in the state.

The CBI functions under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. (File)

The Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh has withdrawn the ‘general consent’ accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to exercise its authority in the state. A ‘confidential’ government order to this effect, issued by Principal Secretary (Home) A R Anuradha on November 8, was “leaked” late Thursday night.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, Government hereby withdraw the general consent accorded (in GO Ms 109) to all the members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under the said Act in the state of Andhra Pradesh,” the latest GO said.

Also read | Chandrababu Naidu withdraws consent allowing CBI to carry out investigations in Andhra Pradesh

On August 3 this year, the AP government issued the GO Ms No. 109 according “general consent” to all members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise the powers and jurisdiction in AP against officials of the central government, central government undertakings and private persons for investigating offences under various laws, including the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The CBI functions under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.

Ever since he snapped ties with the Narendra Modi-led NDA government in March this year, Naidu had been alleging that the centre was misusing agencies like the CBI to target political opponents.

The recent raids by Income Tax authorities on some business establishments, run by those close to the ruling Telugu Desam Party in the state, have left Naidu red-faced.

Subsequently, he announced that his government would not provide police cover to the IT officials for conducting the raids.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Deep Sidhu granted bail by Delhi Court in January 26 Red Fort violence case
2West Bengal Election 2021: Election Commission invokes constitutional powers, curtails period of campaign in Bengal
3Assembly Byelections, Lok Sabha Byelections 2021 Voting Live: Polling underway for two Lok Sabha, 14 Assembly seats