Shinde government restores general consent to CBI for probing cases in Maharashtra

21 October, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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CBI will no longer need the state government's approval to investigate cases in the state of Maharashtra

According to reports, the Maharashtra administration, which is led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, on Friday restored broad approval for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate cases in the state.

It indicates that the CBI will no longer need the state government’s approval to investigate cases in the state. The Maha Vikas Aghadi administration, headed by Uddhav Thackeray, had already revoked the CBI’s permission to conduct investigations throughout the state.

Uddhav Thackeray endorsed the Home Department’s petition to revoke general approval for CBI to look into crimes in the state in October 2020. The state’s home minister at the time was Anil Deshmukh. Therefore, this choice was made while the CBI was looking into a number of instances in the state.

MVA administration frequently charged Center with exploiting federal institutions against the opposition parties.