July 6, 2012

Why the CBI, like the CAG and EC, must be made an independent constitutional authority

Have you ever wondered why a Mulayam or a Mayawati is ready to extend the olive branch to UPA from time to time? Or why Karunanidhi, despite going through utter humiliation, ends up standing behind the UPA? Or how the UPA manages everyone so smoothly, except Mamata Banerjee? Well, the answer is in the central government’s massive manipulative control over the CBI, which can in turn then be used to blackmail anyone with any kind of shady dealing and existing CBI investigation; and given that most of our political leaders are corrupt, they can all be easily manipulated, minus rare exceptions like Mamata. Let’s look into some cases. Let’s start with UPA’s biggest problem, YSRC President Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy. He accused the Congress of using the CBI as a tool to harass its political opponents. Sakshi TV channel owned by Y. S. Bharati, wife of Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, aired an hour-long program defaming Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Following that, the CBI accused Jaganmohan Reddy of having disproportionate assets and arged him under multiple sections. All government advertisements and notifications that Sakshi TV and newspaper used to get, were stopped. Similar was the case with UP’s ex CM, Mayawati. After getting a clean chit in the Taj Heritage Corridor case in 2007, Mayawati accused the UPA government of using the CBI to drag her unnecessarily in the disproportionate asset case as a revenge for her act of withdrawing support to UPA. Similarly, the Sohrabuddin case came under CBI investigation too, but it was found that the UPA government used the bureau as a tool to harass the incumbent government in Gujarat, in spite of the case having no political connections – this fact was evident from the series of sting operations conducted by various news channels. Even IPS of- ficer Geeta Joshi alleged in August 2010 that CBI, during the investigation of the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, pressurized her to falsely implicate former Gujarat Minister Amit Shah in the case to harass the BJP government. It’s not that the mini scandal was not in the knowledge of the Centre, but it is alleged that the government used the CBI to put the Reddy brothers behind bars due to their closeness with BJP.

On the other hand, CBI is regularly manipulated to ease the cases filed on the government. CBI, in its charge-sheet, claimed that Jasbir Singh, who is supposed to have heard Tytler inciting a mob to kill Sikhs, could not be examined as he had settled in America and his whereabouts couldn’t be traced. The CBI’s claim got falsified when media telephonically located Jasbir Singh in no time. After the case was ordered to be re- investigated by the court, CBI reportedly submitted that Jasbir Singh’s testimony cannot be relied upon and asked the court to close the case. The entire incident happened to save Tytler, who has had close ties with the ruling government. Similarly, the CBI tried to save Sajjan Singh; he again has had close ties to UPA. Similarly and interestingly, despite the fact that the High Court or- dered CBI to probe the Rs 5,700 crore NRHM scam, nothing much was done by the CBI until just a few months before the UP polls. All charges however were suddenly dropped and all cases against Mayawati buried, aft er she lost the UP polls. CBI said that it made a “grave error” while calculating assets of Mayawati. In return, the erstwhile harassed Mayawati supported UPA in Uttarakhand and also backed UPA’s presidential nominee.

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14 comments:

Deepak Verma said...

All parties in power use the CBI for their purpose.....CBI needs to be an independent body so that it does the task that it is supposed to do in the best way.

geet said...

The EC and the CAG are a great example of how amazingly the CBI can function as an independent body.

Atanu said...

Our selfish and corrupt ministers must be aware of how fatal it would be for them if the CBI becomes independent.....

Avinash Rawat said...

UPA govt has been making efforts to brush serious matters under the carpet.....serious investigations must be made so that no corrupt minister is spared.

aaryan said...

If we want to free India of corruption and want our country to be a fully developed nation just get rid of these corrupt ministers.

santosh kumar said...

CBI is basically for punishing the corrupt people but in India,the CBI punishes only those who are against the UPA,no matter what the UPA govt itself has been doing.

Pyush said...

It will never be an independent body unless and until we get rid of these corrupt politicians.

Ganesh said...

All policies and plan that is a threat to the UPA govt will never be implemented and the CBI becoming an independent body will be a huge blow to India's numerous corrupt ministers.

Dipti Nayak said...

Really waiting for the day when the CBI like the EC and the CAG will become an independent body.

Aman said...

It really is a nice article sir.....thank you so much for the great stuff that you have been writing for so many years.

suman kumari said...

It will be a real success when CBI becomes an independent organization.

Nisha said...

There are many incidents that shows the CBI is just a puppet in the hands of the ruling party.

Sudhir Kumar said...

The CBI has become a puppet....how inspite of the presence of the body so many corrupt people are enjoying their life??1

Rajesh Sharma said...

Its high time the CBI becomes independent body so that they do the job that they are supposed to do honestly.

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