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Chandrababu Naidu Government Bans 'CBI' From Entering Andhra Pradesh

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| November 16 , 2018 , 19:02 IST

The Chandrababu Naidu led- Andhra Pradesh government, on Friday has withdrawn its "General Consent" given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct searches and investigation in the state.

According to media reports the latest order said, "In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, Government hereby withdraw the general consent accorded (in GO Ms 109) to all the members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under the said Act in the state of Andhra Pradesh."

It is learnt that the CBI functions under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. The general consent is given to the CBI to investigate into the crime and conspiracies covering a total of 187 sections of the IPC and 63 various central government Acts.

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This order has come three months after the state had given general consent to the CBI for functioning in the state.

On August 3 this year, the AP government issued the order Ms No. 109 according "general consent" to all members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise the powers and jurisdiction in AP against officials of the central government, central government undertakings and private persons for investigating offences under various laws, including the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Speaking to media West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Chandrababu Naidu has done the right thing in saying he wouldn't allow CBI in his state. The BJP can be 'note changer', but it's not a game changer."

The state government had decided to use its Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct such searches or raids or investigations if required in the absence of the CBI. It is said that the state took this extreme step following chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s complaints against the misuse of CBI and other central institutions by the central government. Chandrababu Naidu had earlier accused the central government of misusing the CBI, IT, ED and other institutions against its political rivals and called for a 'Save Democracy movement' in the country.