Chandrababu Naidu Govt bars CBI from entering Andhra Pradesh without permission
Hyderabad: Chandrababu Naidu government has withdrawn “general consent” to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to operate in Andhra Pradesh.
The state government has issued a notification withdrawing consent accorded to officers of the investigation agency to carry out search and operations without permission of it.
The State government has also cited lack of confidence in the CBI after its top officers were accused of corruption as the reason for withdrawing the general consent.
A spokesperson of Telugu Desam Party, Lanka Dinakar, told ANI, “This decision has been taken in the wake of incidents happening in CBI since last six months. It lost its independence due to the involvement of the Narendra Modi-led union government which is using CBI as a tool against political opponents using fabricated statements.”
In March, Naidu pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance over demands for special status to Andhra Pradesh.