Doubts of political use of CBI, state nod necessary for probe, says Kanam Rajendran
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI has concurred with the allegation raised by CPM that the central government is using CBI politically. CPI State Secretary Kanam Rajendran stated that he is not against CBI investigation but it should be done with the consent of the state government. He also said that state police is capable of criminal investigation.
“There is bias as CBI takes only cases asked by the central government and not by the state governments. The investigation should be done with the permission of the respective states. But that does not mean CBI should not investigate cases," he said.
He also pointed out that the investigation in the Life Mission project, in which the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act is said to have been violated, is under the consideration of the High Court. Not all investigations should be interpreted against the state government, he added.
He also asked the media whether they listened to statements of NIA court when bail was granted to the accused.
He remarked that there was no period in the past where national agencies were used to protect the political interests of the Centre.
Kanam Rajendran also responded to V Muraleedharan's statement and stated that if corruption cases are investigated by CBI, they should also launch probe against BS Yeddyurappa. He added that CBI is the country’s agency and not Muraleedharan’s family property.