Centre may give quick nod

Centre may give quick nod

The CBI probe into the suspicious death of IAS officer D K Ravi is likely to be approved by the Centre as soon as it receives the recommendation from the Karnataka government.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had last week assured a delegation of BJP MPs that the Centre would clear the CBI probe the moment it got the letter from the State.
Sources said the Karnataka government had informed the Centre that it would send the request. It is to be seen whether the CBI will file a Preliminary Enquiry or a regular case first.

As per the procedure, the State will write to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, which is the cadre controlling authority of the CBI, recommending the probe by the elite agency.

Once the proposal is received, the DoPT will forward it to the CBI for its perusal. The agency would then examine the case to see whether there is any scope for its intervention in probe.

The CBI, which has staff shortage and a large number of cases, can inform DoPT about its inability to take up the case following which DoPT can reject the recommendation.

If the CBI accepts the proposal, the DoPT will then issue a notification under Section 5 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, which governs the agency, with the consent of the State government concerned.

The CBI, which would have the power to suo motu takes up cases in states, gets power to investigate cases in states under Section 6 of DSPE Act.

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