Hyderabad : The Telangana government has withdrawn general consent given to the Central Bureau of Investigation in the state, joining a host of non – BJP states to deny the central agency blanket permission to probe cases. According to a state government order issued on August 30, prior consent is required for the central probe agency on a case-to-case basis to carry out an investigation in Telangana.
Though the government order ( GO ) was issued two months ago, it did not figure in the public domain until Saturday when the Additional Advocate General ( AAG ) informed the Telangana High Court, during arguments on a petition filed by the BJP seeking a CBI probe into the TRS MLAs poaching case, that the general consent for CBI was withdrawn by the state government. ” Government of Telangana hereby withdraws all previous general consents issued by the State Government under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 ( Central Act XXV of 1946 ), vide any letters or notifications including the Notification issued in G.O.Ms. No.160 , Home ( SC ) Department , dt.23.09.2016 , to all the Members of Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under the said Act in the State of Telangana , ” the GO read .
The development comes in the midst of a war of words between the ruling TRS and the BJP over several issues in the recent past that have led to acrimony between the two parties in the poll-bound state. BJP had dragged CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha’s name in the Delhi liquor policy scam.