Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Why not free Vigilance, CID etc from Govt control : High Court

PIL filed by IPS officer Amitabh Thakur ,  IPS officer Amitabh Thakur ,  IPS  Amitabh ThakurINVC, Delhi, In the PIL filed by IPS officer Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan to end the current control exercised by the State Government on various investigative agencies of UP, the Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench asked the State government to respond with a detailed counter affidavit within eight weeks. The bench of Chief Justice Shiv Kirti Singh and Justice D K Arora said in their order that the State shall indicate in its response specifically about that part of the petition that prays that the concerned investigative agencies described as premier investigative agencies of the State shall be allowed to file their charge sheet straight to the Court as against the present system of taking permission from the State government. Amitabh argued that the agencies including Vigilance Establishment, CB-CID, EOW, SIB Cooperative and ACO do investigations and enquiries as per CrPC, where complete responsibility and powers lies in the investigating officer and his superior police officers.  As against this, in UP, reports are sent to the State Government, who takes the final decision. Against this the Additional Advocate General Bulbul Godiyal said that the DG, EOW had already sent a proposal in December 2012 to be allowed to file its report directly to the Court which is under active consideration before the State government. She said that the State government will positively look into the facts presented by the petitioners.

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