Shivsena leader Sanjay Raut says ‘CBI interfering in trivial matters, won’t be allowed now’

New Delhi : The Uddhav Thackeray government of Maharashtra has withdrawn the consensus given to the Central Investigation Agency CBI to investigate the state affairs. This means that now CBI will have to first get permission from the state government to investigate any case. Party’s Rajya Sabha MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut has justified the government’s decision.

Raut said on Thursday, ‘In case of a national issue, the CBI has the authority to investigate. The state’s affairs are already being investigated by our police, due to interference in this, we had to take this decision.’ He further said, ‘CBI started getting into small matters too. CBI has its own existence. In a state like Maharashtra, if there are any national reasons, then they have the right to investigate.’

The Rajya Sabha MP further said, ‘Mumbai or Maharashtra Police started an investigation on a subject, FIR is filed in some other state from where the case goes to CBI and CBI comes to Maharashtra. Now this will not work, the Maharashtra and Mumbai Police have a right which the Constitution has given.

Apart from this, Raut also targeted senior BJP on Eknath Khadse quitting BJP and joining Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He said, ‘If Eknath Khadse, at this stage of his life, after serving the BJP for 40 years is now joining the NCP with tears in his eyes, there will be a big reason behind this decision.’

The CBI on Tuesday registered an FIR based on the registration of the case by the Uttar Pradesh Police. The case was registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on the complaint of the promoter of an advertising company, which was later handed over to the CBI by the Uttar Pradesh government. This case is related to rigging in TRP. Earlier, the Bihar government had recommended a CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case. Which was approved by the central government. Earlier the Mumbai Police was investigating the case.

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