Constitutionality of CBI: Supreme Court stays Gauhati High Court judgment

Murali Krishnan November 9 2013
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The Supreme Court today stayed the controversial ruling of the Gauhati High Court, which held that the 1963 resolution of the Union government constituting the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is unconstitutional and that the CBI can be constituted only through a statute.

At an urgent hearing, which was held at the residence of the Chief Justice of India a few minutes back, a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai granted the interim relief after the Central Government (Petitioner) had approached the Supreme Court by way of a Special Leave Petition (SLP). The . . .

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