GoM formed to decide on CBI Autonomy


Under the attack from the Supreme Court, the UPA government on Tuesday formed a GoM to decide the autonomy of the CBI, which was called a “caged parrot” last week after it filed an affidavit on the Coalgate report.

The groups of ministers (GoM) will be headed by the finance minister P Chidambaram. It will look into the apex court’s directives on CBI autonomy.

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The apex court had raised a question on the functioning of the CBI in the Coalgate report after the investigating agency admitted that the report was shared with the Law Minister, officials of the PMO and Coal Ministry.

Coming down heavily on the CBI, the court called it a caged parrot working for the political masters. The court had directed the government to make the institution autonomous for impartial probe. The government has been given the deadline July 10 to separate CBI from its influence.

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