Jharkhand becomes the fifth state, to withdraw the “general consent” to the CBI

6 nov 2020

Jharkhand becomes the fifth state, to withdraw the “general consent” to the CBI

The congress ruled Jharkhand joins the four other states in withdrawing general consent to the CBI. Jharkhand followed two other states namely, Kerala and Maharashtra which recently took the decision of not allowing the investigation agency to probe cases in their respective states.
The order was signed by Anil kumar Singh, joint secretary to the govt. said “in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 of the Delhi special police establishment act, 1946. The govt of Jharkhand hereby withdraws the consent accorded to the members of the DSPE.
Section 6 of the DPSE Act empowers the union govt to direct CBI to probe a case within the jurisdiction of any state on the recommendation of the concerned state govt, but there has to be a general consent. The CBI can also ask the state govt for specific consent for a particular case. The courts can order a CBI probe, and even monitor the progress of an investigation, in which case it can overrule the general consent clause.
With this Jharkhand has become the fifth state to withdraw the general consent accorded to the CBI to exercise its powers under the DSPE ACT.