It seems that some states having dictators like rulers have made a trend of insulting the top institutions of the country by showing their dictatorship. After the Mamta Banerjee led WestBengal and Chandra Babu Naidu led Andhra Pradesh now the newly formed Government of Congress in Chattisgarh led by CM Bhupesh Bhagel has entered into the foray of states banning the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to enter in the state
In a letter addressed to the Union home secretary and secretary of the Department of Personnel, the state government stated, “The Government of Chhattisgarh, hereby withdraws its consent accorded vide letter under reference for the purpose of section 6 of DSPE Act 1946. It is therefore requested to kindly denotify the MHA notification SO. No 937 dated 25.04.2001. It is further requested that the CBI be instructed not to exercise jurisdiction for investigation of any fresh matter on the strength of above referred MHA notification SO. No 937 dated 25.04, 2001”.
Afterwards while interacting with the media, CM Bhupesh Bhagel announced that in a federal system it depends on state whether to allow or not CBI to enter in the state.However , if there is an order by High Court or Supreme Court that mandates it, then state government is left with no other option then to follow it.
This decision of Chattisgarh Government of Congress can be well understood from the fact that CM of the state himself is under the radar of CBI in the case related to circulation of the “fake” sex CD of former Chattisgarh PWD Minister of BJP in order to malign his image.
CM of Chattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel has always been a controversial king. Few days back, near to state elections he was booked for violation of code of conduct. He was also booked by Chhattisgarh Economic Offences Wing (EOW) last year after the Economic Offences Wing found irregularities in plot allotment.
According to the complaint, Baghel was the ex-officio member of Special Area Development Authority, which allotted land under Mansarovar scheme in Bhilai in 1995. It says that Baghel, the then MLA from Patan constituency in Durg, used his political position to allot 12 plots measuring over 8,000 square feet in the name of his wife and mother. The plots were meant for people from lower income groups, an EOW officer said.The case was registered on Baghel and members of his family. Senior officers confirmed that the case had been registered against Baghel, his wife Mukteshwari and mother Bindeshwari.
Apart from this, 9 more cases have been filed against the Chhattisgarh’s CM. These cases are related to voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332), using forged document or electronic record (IPC Section-471), and armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148).
So the step taken by Congress Government of barring the top most institution to enter the state can be well understood because of the above instances.But don’t worry the Congress chosers and NOTA warriors there is not at all any threat to democratic system. Everything is perfectly working fine. The Governance is at its comfortable level for the betterment of the state or I should say for the betterment of chosen Government of the state.