CBI gets Mizoram’s general consent to investigate offences; CM Lalduhoma says govt resolute to eliminate corruption

Aizawl: Nine States in country yet to accord general consent to CBI

BY | Friday, 29 December, 2023

Mizoram has granted consent to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate offences in the state. Announcing this, Chief Minister Lalduhoma reaffirmed that his government is “Committed to transparency and accountability” and “resolute in eliminating corruption for the welfare of our citizens.”

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, the Government of Mizoram hereby accords consent to exercise powers and jurisdiction of the members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment for investigation of offences in the state of Mizoram”, the notification on the Mizoram Gazette stated.

As per Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, the CBI needs the consent from the respective state government to probe offences in its jurisdiction.

Earlier this month, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh had informed that ten states in India had withdrawn the general consent to India’s premier investigating agency. These states include Punjab, Jharkhand, Kerala, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Telangana, Meghalaya, and Tamil Nadu, Singh had said.

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