CBI autonomy: Centre files affidavit in SC

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CBINew Delhi, July 3;The Centre has on Wednesday filed a 41-page affidavit in the Supreme Court spelling out steps to bring autonomy in the functioning of CBI.

The Centre said that the affidavit has been filed to place on record recommendations of the GoM on making CBI autonomous.

The apex court was told that the appointment of the CBI director is to be made by a committee comprising the Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India or an SC judge. The Prime Minister will be the chairman of the committee.

The Government told that the Centre will not to influence in any manner any probe conducted by the CBI.

The government also stated that the CBI director is to hold the post for not more than two years and cannot be transferred without the consent of the committee.

The Central government also added that the CBI director shall be removed from office only by order of the President.

The Centre proposed setting up of an accountability commission to inquire into allegations against CBI officials.

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