Q. With reference to CBI, consider the following statements:
1. It is a statutory body.
2. It was recommended by Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.
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

Statement 1 is incorrect: The CBI is the main investigating agency of the GOI. It is not a statutory body. it derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. 

Statement 2 is correct: Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption recommended the establishment of the CBI. The CBI was then formed by a resolution of the Home Affairs Ministry. The Ministry of Personnel, later on, took over the responsibility of the CBI and now it plays the role of an attached office. 

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