Q. Consider the following statements regarding “The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)”:
1.It is a statutory body.
2.It derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was set up in 1963 by a resolution of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • Later, it was transferred to the Ministry of Personnel and now it enjoys the status of an attached office.
  • The Special Police Establishment (which looked into vigilance cases) setup in 1941 was also merged with the CBI.
  • The establishment of the CBI was recommended by the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption (1962–1964).
  • The CBI is not a statutory body. It derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity