After Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal, Chhattisgarh withdraws consent to CBI

Raipur: After West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, the Chhattisgarh government on Thursday withdrew general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases in the state.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to the Union Home Ministry and the Ministry of Personnel asking them to direct the CBI not to register fresh cases in the state, official sources said.

The CBI will now require permission of the state government to conduct raids and probes in Chhattisgarh, sources added.

The move comes on a day when a Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel removed Alok Verma as the CBI chief and posted him as Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards after an enquiry report by the Central Vigilance Commission allegedly accused him of corruption.

The Chhattisgarh government in 2001 had given general permission to the CBI, the officials said.

West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh governments had last year withdrawn the general consent accorded to the CBI.

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