Arun Jaitley terms Cabinet's decision on CBI autonomy as "camouflage"

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said here today that the Cabinet's decision on CBI autonomy was a "camouflage" and created an 'illusion' by replacing political executive with its proxy institution. .

He said that the decision of the Cabinet should be opposed by all. "The decision of the Cabinet based on GOM recommendations is a camouflage. It creates an illusion by removing the political executive and creating a proxy institution instead. The government's decision is a remedy worse than the existing problem," Jaitley said.

"To create an institutional mechanism of unaccountable retired judges appointed by the government to whom the CBI would be accountable will only result in the government perpetuating its political control over the CBI by removing itself from the scene and creating a proxy institution which will act on its behalf. This move should be opposed by one and all."

He demanded that the government should place before the Supreme Court the recommendations of the Select Committee, the Cabinet decision of January 31, 2013 along with suggestions of other political parties that would result in ensuring immunity of CBI from political interference. (ANI)


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