Andhra govt withdraws consent for CBI jurisdiction in state

Andhra govt withdraws consent for CBI jurisdiction in state

Hyderabad in what can be seen as a confrontation with the Centre, Andhra Pradesh government has withdrawn the ‘general consent’ to CBI to conduct raids and carry out investigations on central establishments in State.
 
The ongoing crisis faced by the CBI, the Andhra Pradesh government has withdrawn its consent to allow the Bureau and its officers to exercise jurisdiction in the state. 

 The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act of 1946, in accordance with which the CBI was formed, the investigating agency has complete jurisdiction over Delhi. But it can also enter the other states with the ‘General Consent’ of that state’s government.
Section 6 of the Act states:

“6. Consent of State Government to exercise of powers and jurisdiction.—Nothing contained in section 5 shall be deemed to enable any member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise powers and jurisdiction in any area in a State, not being a Union territory or railway area], without the consent of the Government of that State.”
 Source: ANI, Barandbench