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CBI boss writes to law ministry seeking clarity on role in choosing head of prosecution

New Delhi: CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha has written to Law Ministry seeking an explicit mention in the rules under the DSPE Act that the investigative agency's director will be part of the appointment process for
PTI January 27, 2014 20:46 IST
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New Delhi: CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha has written to Law Ministry seeking an explicit mention in the rules under the DSPE Act that the investigative agency's director will be part of the appointment process for its Director of Prosecution.

Sinha has raised objections to the recently passed Lokpal Act, saying that as per the amended Section 4BA (3) in the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, the Centre shall appoint the Director of Prosecution on the recommendation of the Central Vigilance Commission.  

“Nothing has been mentioned about the CBI Director being part of such an appointment process. It is therefore necessary (to) provide in the rules that the CBI Director is part of the process of appointment of the (agency's) Director of Prosecution as is the present arrangement,” Sinha said in his letter to the Law Ministry on January 16.  

In the letter, he further suggested an incorporation of existing provisions as regards the drawing up of a panel of names for appointment as Director of Prosecution.