Maharashtra govt restores general consent to CBI, reverses MVA’s decision | India News

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government on Friday restored the general consent to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate cases in the state.
The previous Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA) government had withdrawn the consent to the central probe agency.
Chief minister Eknath Shinde cleared the proposal of the home department headed by deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to reverse the decision, the official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) told news agency PTI.
With the reversal of this decision, the CBI will no longer require permission of the state government to step in, he said.
On October 21, 2020, the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government had withdrawn the general consent under the contention that the central government was misusing central probe agencies to settle political scores.
Several opposition-ruled states such as West Bengal, Kerala and Punjab have withdrawn general consent to CBI.
(With inputs from PTI)

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