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CBI: No second line management yet?

People in the power corridors often discuss about the complete vacuum in the second-line management of country’s premier investigative agency -- CBI. Reportedly, after the bitter faction-feud at the top of the CBI, the NaMo administration has been highly cautious of any unwarranted situation to arise again. The CBI has a sanctioned post of Special Director and three posts of Additional Director General but all posts are vacant at the moment.
Reportedly, it’s a deliberate move of the NaMo administration to keep complete silence over filling up of those posts. It is believed that it wants the CBI to be given adequate time to restore its glory under upright chief Rishi Kumar Shukla (IPS:1983:MP).

08 Jan 2020
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CBI Director: Cyber crime big challenge to investigation agencies

New Delhi: CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla inaugurated the first two-day National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics at CBI headquarters in New Delhi to discuss mandates of CBI to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.

 

The CBI director said that conference was aimed at bringing together investigators, lawyers, forensic experts and academia to discuss challenges related to cyber crime and to find solutions. It is a platform to share good practices to learn from experiences of state police and Law Enforcement Agencies. He emphasized that digitisation has improved quality of citizen services and so has increased vulnerability.

 

Shukla emphasized upon making concerted efforts for capacity building and creation of a pool of competent investigators, digital forensic analysts, prosecutors and judicial officers who are digitally aware. Cyber crimes are posing unique challenges to law enforcement officers and they are complex and require certain skills for detection. He noted that these crimes are truly borderless and, therefore, theories of traditional jurisdiction come under challenge while investigations are in progress. There is an urgent need for law enforcement agencies to equip themselves to fight these cyber criminals effectively and expeditiously in a coordinated manner.

 

He highlighted the dichotomous situation where CBI is unable to fulfill its mandate in investigating interstate crimes due to absence of consent of some State governments. India stands at the cusp of a digital revolution, law enforcement officers should focus on basics that will help keep cyber crimes under check and take effective deterrent action.

05 Sep 2019
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CBI: No second line management yet?

By IndianMandarins 08 Jan 2020

People in the power corridors often discuss about the complete vacuum in the second-line management of country’s premier investigative agency -- CBI. Reportedly, after the bitter faction-feud at the top of the CBI, the NaMo administration has been highly cautious of any unwarranted situation to arise again. The CBI has a sanctioned post of Special Director and three posts of Additional Director General but all posts are vacant at the moment.
Reportedly, it’s a deliberate move of the NaMo administration to keep complete silence over filling up of those posts. It is believed that it wants the CBI to be given adequate time to restore its glory under upright chief Rishi Kumar Shukla (IPS:1983:MP).

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CBI Director: Cyber crime big challenge to investigation agencies

By IndianMandarins 05 Sep 2019

New Delhi: CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla inaugurated the first two-day National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics at CBI headquarters in New Delhi to discuss mandates of CBI to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.

 

The CBI director said that conference was aimed at bringing together investigators, lawyers, forensic experts and academia to discuss challenges related to cyber crime and to find solutions. It is a platform to share good practices to learn from experiences of state police and Law Enforcement Agencies. He emphasized that digitisation has improved quality of citizen services and so has increased vulnerability.

 

Shukla emphasized upon making concerted efforts for capacity building and creation of a pool of competent investigators, digital forensic analysts, prosecutors and judicial officers who are digitally aware. Cyber crimes are posing unique challenges to law enforcement officers and they are complex and require certain skills for detection. He noted that these crimes are truly borderless and, therefore, theories of traditional jurisdiction come under challenge while investigations are in progress. There is an urgent need for law enforcement agencies to equip themselves to fight these cyber criminals effectively and expeditiously in a coordinated manner.

 

He highlighted the dichotomous situation where CBI is unable to fulfill its mandate in investigating interstate crimes due to absence of consent of some State governments. India stands at the cusp of a digital revolution, law enforcement officers should focus on basics that will help keep cyber crimes under check and take effective deterrent action.

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Calcutta HC to examine validity of DSPE Act and CBI

By IndianMandarins 02 Apr 2019

The Calcutta High Court will examine and decide the validity of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act and its baby called the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).


Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee has ordered that the case relating to the validity of the DSPE Act be placed before a Bench of two or more judges following the submissions of Amicus Curiae Phiroze Edulji.

 

The questions framed by the High Court in relation to the case are as follow:

 

Whether the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 is a valid piece of legislation?


Whether the Central Bureau of Investigation is an organ or a part of Delhi Special Police Establishment?

 

In a Constitution having federal form with distinct feels of legislation apportioned to the federal legislature and/or the federating legislature with corresponding executive power where law and order and their maintenance are part of the power given to the federating states whether a federal police force even for investigation can be made by central legislation without following the procedure established by the Constitution of India for central legislature making laws which would be enforceable in each of the States?

 

Further, taking note of the fact that the Supreme Court has granted a stay on the Gauhati High Court judgment in this regard, the Calcutta High Court has also framed the following questions:

 

What is the effect of an order of the Supreme Court which stays the operation of a final order of a Division Bench of a High Court which holds that a Central Statute is not a valid piece of legislation?

 

Whether admission of special leave petition and stay of a final judgment of the nature referred to above would mean that the Supreme Court has declared any law by such interim order of stay?

 

Amicus Curiae Edulji submitted that the case involves substantial questions of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India. He, therefore, requested the Bench to place the matter before a Bench of three or more judges.


The Court noted his submissions and ordered that the matter be placed before the Chief Justice for the constitution of an appropriate Bench.

 

“I think that these are the questions, which ought to be decided by a bench whose judgment would be binding on all other Courts of this State. Accordingly, I most respectfully request that the matter be placed before the Hon’ble Chief Justice/Acting Chief Justice for His Lordship to consider whether or not to constitute a Special Division Bench or a Special Bench comprising two or more judges for deciding the law involving interpretation of the Constitution of India”, the High Court stated in its order.

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DoPT serves chargesheet to former CBI Director Verma

By IndianMandarins 13 Feb 2019

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) indicted ousted Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma on three counts on Tuesday and served him chargesheets into those matters.

 

The DoPT charge sheet says Verma asked junior Rakesh Asthana from mentioning the name Rakesh Saxena, the then IRCTC director, as an accused in IRCTC scam. He has been accused of deliberately weakening the case against RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in IRCTC scam.  DoPT was also reportedly probing the role of Verma in removing the name of Ahluwalia Contracts as he was a close friend of the Ahluwalia family.

 

Verma has also been chargesheeted in Rajiv Singh case. It was alleged that IPS officer Rajiv Singh, a Joint Director with CBI, was a guarantor in one of the bank loans taken by his brother Sanjay Singh from the Allahabad Bank. And for availing the loan, Rajiv Singh had submitted false documents to the bank. It has been accused that Verma ignored this and did not take any action against him.

 

The former CBI Director has also been accused of allegedly favoring the induction of two officers – RP Upadhyay and Rajeev Krishna – against whom internal inquiries had reportedly revealed “adverse conduct” and “integrity issues” respectively. Upadhyay is currently Special Commissioner of Police and is in charge of law and order situation in Delhi. Rajeev Krishna is posted in Uttar Pradesh.

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SC Imposes Rs 1L fine on Ex-CBI Director Rao; holds him guilty

By IndianMandarins 12 Feb 2019

A Supreme Court bench, headed by CJI Justice Ranjan Gogoi, held the former CBI interim Director M Nageshwar Rao (IPS:1986:OR) “guilty of contempt’’ for violating the Supreme Court’s order over transfer of A K Sharma (IPS:1987:GJ); the probing officer in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. The court sentenced Rao till rising of the Court and slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh for contempt.

 

The Apex Court rejected the apology issued by M Nageshwar Rao terming his act in “blatant violation of the court’s order.”

Appearing for Rao, Attorney General K K Venugopal had sought a sympathetic view from the bench. Venugopal told the court that Rao’s action of transferring former Jt Director A K Sharma was a “mistake, but not a willful one.”

 

The CJI, in turn, observed that even if the Apex Court does take into account Rao’s apology, “his career record will remain blemished, as he has acted in contempt by his own admission.”

 

Rao had, 11 February, admitted that as an interim chief of the CBI he committed "mistake" in transferring former joint director AK Sharma, who was probing Bihar’s shelter home cases, and apologised to the Supreme Court saying he had no intention to circumvent its orders.

 

It may be mentioned that A K Sharma was on October 23 transferred from the CBI Hqrs and later the NaMo administration appointed ADG in CRPF. Then it was considered as if he ousted from CBI.

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New CBI Director Shukla takes charge

By IndianMandarins 04 Feb 2019

Rishi Kumar Shukla (IPS:1983:MP) has taken charge as the new CBI chief on Monday, 04 Feb, amid the ongoing tussle between the CBI and Kolkata police. Announcement of Shukla’s appointment (on 02 Feb 2019) came after the second meeting of the PM-led panel remained ‘inconclusive’. The same day, the Supreme Court had expressed displeasure at non-appointment of a regular CBI director.

On Saturday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge sent a dissent note on Shukla's appointment, citing the officer's lack of experience in anti-corruption investigations.

Shukla has taken charge at a time when the reputation and credibility of country’s premier investigation agency is at its lowest.   

After being reinstated by SC on 8 January, Former CBI Director Alok Verma was removed by the PM Modi-led panel on 10 January.

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Shukla appointed CBI Director

By IndianMandarins 02 Feb 2019

Former Madhya Pradesh DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla (IPS:1983:MP) was, on Saturday, appointed new Director of CBI. He replaces Alok Verma (IPS:1979:UT) who chose to quit service following his transfer from CBI to Civil Defence, Fire Services, Home Guards as DG. 

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Selection of next CBI Director: Apprehensions turns true

By IndianMandarins 02 Feb 2019

As many senior civil servants in Govt of India had been apprehending the second meeting of PM led panel (comprising CJI & Leader Opposition) on CBI chief's selection remained inconclusive on Friday. The panel had earlier met on 24 January which could not decide on the CBI chief. At that meeting, Kharge was believed to have sought details of the seniority and experience of around 80 IPS officers from four eligible batches which reached nowhere.

 

The top post in CBI post has been lying vacant since January 10 following the the

unceremonious exit of Alok Verma. M Nageswara Rao (IPS:1986:OR) has been working as the interim CBI chief since Verma's ouster.


Reportedly, the High-power selection committee discussed five senior IPS officers but again reached nowhere. Is it that the aforementioned apprehensions turned true?  

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