Punjab Government rescinds ‘General Consent' accorded to CBI to interrogate cases.
10th November, 2020
On 9th November 2020, the government of Punjab withdrew the general consent assented to the CBI to examine cases in the state reported by ANI.
For a case-to-case purpose, the CBI will now have to take approval from the state committee.
The notification states that “because of revocation of all previous general consents issued earlier prior permission of the government of Punjab shall be required in the future on a case to case basis for investigation of any offence or class of offences under section 3 of the act mentioned above by Delhi special police establishment”.
Last week, the Kerala government had withdrawn the General consent to CBI. Last month the government of Maharashtra withdrawn the general consent. According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Rajasthan government had withdrawn its general consent in July of this year. In 2018, the state government of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh had also withdrawn the general consent.