The DoPT exercises administrative control over the country’s premier investigating agency. “We would request for a stay on the order,” another senior CBI official who requested anonymity said.
According to a CBI source, while the appeal will be filed today in the apex court, it may be heard on Monday. The official pointed out that the high court’s order did not invalidate the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act (1946) to which the CBI owes its genesis.
The official cited the SC’s landmark judgment in the Vineet Narain versus Union of India case in 1997 as an instance of CBI’s constitutional status.