CBI not to seek sanctions under CrPC in Rs 6,000-crore BoB scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will not seek prosecution sanctions under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the Rs 6,000 crore-worth Bank of Baroda (BoB) illegal forex remittances scam despite a trial court questioning its first chargesheet, which was submitted in December, on legal grounds.
The court is yet to take cognizance of CBI’s chargesheet, which was filed 45-days ago, since requisite sanctions under the CrPC were not secured against the accused. The agency had then argued, that it took the sanctions against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
When asked if the agency was considering seeking fresh sanctions under CrPC in the case, a CBI source said, “CBI always takes sanctions under the PC Act in banking-related and other corruption cases, so it will not seek sanctions under the CrPC Act.”
The source said, “The CBI has submitted its grounds for securing sanctions under PC act to the competent court and the case is sub-judice.”
“The agency seeks sanctions under CrPC in cases of serious crimes where it is certain that the offences were not committed while discharging official duties,” the source added
Another source said, “We are examining all legal options to ensure that the accused are prosecuted.”
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- For the past 13 days, the Durga-Nag market at Dalgate in Srinagar has been desolate and locals and traders in grief
- TMC’s leader in the Rajya Sabha Derek O, Brien asked the Election Commission to stop the Prime Minister "from taking unfair advantages and undue publicity at tax payer’s cost during the conduct of elections".
- Ghulam Nabi Azad detractors and supporters in the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Committee accused each other of acting at the behest of the BJP.
- Jailed Assam leader urges parties to put up common candidates against BJP
- The capacity of major ports which was around 870 million tonnes per annum in 2014 has increased to around 1550 million tonnes per annum now, the Prime Minister said.
- Party leaders fear that dissension may heighten in the coming days-- posters and notices have started appearing at many places against probable candidates.
- The opposition Congress accused the government of "high handedness" against the protestors especially women while drawing parallels with British rule and calling it "General Dyer's government".
- “We'll send teams to poll-bound states - to West Bengal and Kerala. We will not support any party but appeal to people to vote for the candidates who can defeat BJP.", said BKU leader Balbir S Rajewal