Asian Age Correspondent
New Delhi, 16 May 2013. CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday welcomed the move to ensure the agency’s autonomy, but cautioned this should be coupled with measures to avoid making it a “rogue organisation”. In a democracy, he added, no organisation can be “totally independent”.Indepe
CBI sources said the agency will make a presentation by the end of May before the GoM headed by finance minister P. Chidambaram (charged with drafting a law to make the CBI independent, to be submitted to the Supreme Court on July 10) on ways to ensure its “functional independence”.
The agency is likely to refer to the 1993 Supreme Court Vineet Narain ruling that set guidelines insulating the CBI director’s office.
Mr Sinha told this newspaper: “We all want an independent agency. And we want total independence during investigations.”
He later added: “It will be well if it is accredited to a body overseeing its functioning, but at the same time not interfering in criminal investigations. We can look at organisations in some Western democracies. We can adopt any such model.”