CBI Declared As Unconstitutional

Guwahati High Court

A division bench of Gauhati High Court comprising Justice IA Ansari and Justice Indira Shah on November 8, ruled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was legally not a police force and stripped it of its powers to investigate crimes, arrest suspects and file charge-sheets. "We hereby...set aside and quash the impugned Resolution, dated … [Read more...]

GoM Formed To Draft Law On CBI’s Autonomy


In the wake of the Supreme Court's observations on CBI, the government has formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) to draft a law to insulate the investigating agency from external influence. The ministers' group would be headed by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and will include newly-appointed Law Minister Kapil Sibal, External Affairs Minister Salman … [Read more...]

Lokpal And Lokayuktas Bill, 2011: Recommendations


The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 22, 2011.  The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 27, 2011 and was referred to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha on May 21, 2012.  The Select Committee tabled its report to the Rajya Sabha on November 23, 2012. #adsense# Select Committee’s … [Read more...]