CBI, ED can’t keep sword hanging over accused: Supreme Court

Source: Times of India What is the news? The Supreme Court recently stated that the investigation agencies (CBI, ED) should not keep the “sword hanging” over the accused and there must be time-bound completion of investigations. About the case: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition against the delay by the agencies in prosecuting MPs… Continue reading CBI, ED can’t keep sword hanging over accused: Supreme Court

Madras HC’s CBI reform ideas may be unpalatable to GoI. But change along similar lines is sorely needed

Source: Times of India Relevance: This article explains the issues surrounding the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Synopsis: The Madras High Court’s direction to reform CBI, is a reminder for the government to pursue reforms in the organization. Introduction: Recently, the Madras high court issued 12 directions to CBI. These directions are aimed at reforming… Continue reading Madras HC’s CBI reform ideas may be unpalatable to GoI. But change along similar lines is sorely needed

CBI alerts States, U.T.s and Central agencies to malicious software threat

News: Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has sent alerts to all the States, Union Territories and the central agencies on a malicious software named Cerberus threat that is taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Facts: Cerberus:It is a banking Trojan which is primarily used to steal financial data such as credit card numbers. It uses a… Continue reading CBI alerts States, U.T.s and Central agencies to malicious software threat

CBI forms unit to check online child abuse cases

News:The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has set up an Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention/Investigation Unit. Facts: About the unit: The unit will probe offences covered under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code(IPC),the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Information Technology(IT) Act and other relevant laws. It will… Continue reading CBI forms unit to check online child abuse cases

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

News: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has announced that a Centralised Technology Vertical (CTV) will be set up within CBI Facts: Centralised Technology Vertical (CTV): The propose CTV will be operational by 2020. It will help real-time information sharing with investigators across India. About Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): It is the premier… Continue reading Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

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CBI should have statutory status like CAG: Ranjan Gogoi

Chief Justice of India(CJI) has suggested a comprehensive legislation to give Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) a statutory status equivalent to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). He has listed various key concerns with the CBI such as (a)legal ambiguity (b)weak human resource (c)lack of adequate investment (d)accountability and (e)political and administrative interference. He has also… Continue reading CBI should have statutory status like CAG: Ranjan Gogoi

Disclose details of case probed,CIC tells CBI

Central information commission has directed the CBI to disclose details of a case it had investigated.CIC dismissed the CBI’s argument of being exempt from disclosure under Section 24 of the RTI act. The order by CIC came on an RTI application which has asked for information from CBI regarding the inquiry into irregular appointment of… Continue reading Disclose details of case probed,CIC tells CBI

A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations

A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations News: Andhra Pradesh withdrew the “general consent” granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and West Bengal followed the course, thereby effectively curtailing the agency’s powers in the State without prior permission. Important Facts: About General Consent: According to Andhra Pradesh Home Ministry, the general… Continue reading A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations