Govt suffers loss of crores due to battle between probe agencies
Kochi: The legal battle between the centre and state probe agencies has been continuing for a long time. It is learned that the public treasury has been incurring a loss of crores due to these issues. The probe into the gold smuggling case has resulted in a series of investigation under various agencies in the state.
Senior advocate Kaleeswaran Raj stated that the public has been losing trust in the probe agencies and judiciary as the political parties have been using it as a political weapon.
Adv MR Abhilash opined that such interventions will challenge the process of nation-building.
In 2006, the Supreme Court has ordered that the investigation agencies should function independently while considering the PIL submitted by former BSF chief Prakash Singh. Issuing the crucial order, the apex court also issued a set of guidelines to the probe agencies.
In the order, the court pointed out that police and probe agencies that are in charge of probing money laundering, drug cases, weapon smuggling etc must get a favourable situation to work independently. But as these guidelines are not strictly followed, the agencies are being used for political gains, said Kaleeswaram Raj.
Most senior advocates in India have been appearing in the court for the legal battle between Enforcement Directorate and Crime Branch. Hence, crores of rupees are being spent from the public treasury.
If each agency is allowed to function independently as per their system, such issues will be solved.