Published on: August 18, 2021 09:58 IST
The Madras High Court on Tuesday stated that The Central Bureau of Investigation should be an autonomous body accountable only to the Parliament.
Fighting for the liberty and freedom of the Central agency, the court stated that “The CBI should have autonomy as that of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, who is only accountable to Parliament”.
In its 12-point guidelines refurbishing the current system, the Court mentioned, “This order is an attempt to release the “Caged Parrot (Central Bureau of Investigation)”.
In the recent years the agency has pressed Investigation against a number of Opposition leaders, as alleged in its bid to Cater to Bhartiya Janta Party demands.
Trinamool Congress Chief and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called the agency as “Conspiracy Bureau of Investigation controlled by the Prime Minister”.
The court stated, “The Government of India is directed to consider and take a decision for enactment of a separate Act giving statutory status with more Powers and Jurisdiction to CBI at the earliest and the Central Government shall make CBI independent with functional autonomy without Administrative Control of the Government”.
Earlier on Tuesday, hearing a Plea requesting a CBI Inquiry into an alleged Ponzi scam in Tamil Nadu to the tune of ₹ 300 crore, Justices N Kirubakaran and Justice B Pugalendhi in their judgment stated, “The CBI shall be made more independent like Election Commission of India and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.”