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Big-ticket Cases - CBI Under Government Influence?

February 14, 2009
Ashish

In earlier cases such as the case dealing with Quattrochi and Bofors, or the murder case against Shibu Soren, it was pretty evident that the Congress Government at the Center was quite familiar with the idea of not treating everybody as equal before the law. If a person was needed by the Government or was close to it, it was pretty evident that the case would be weakened, or allowed to die a slow death by not fighting it as strongly as the Government would fight a case where the person facing the case was opposed to the Government. This is not something that Governments shirk from doing - earlier Governments and State Governments also did the same thing, but they roll back when faced with pressure from the media or from the courts.

However, in the above cases and in many other cases, the Government was willing to brazen out the outcry and continue with its actions; and in some cases, you will see how they have succeeded. In the Bofors case, all the outcry eventually fizzled out, in the Shibu Soren case, the case was so badly weakened that the High Court let him go.

Now you have this case about the disproportionate assets of Mulayam Singh and his family. The case seems to have followed the graph of the closeness of the politician to the Congress Government. When Mulayam was distant from the Congress, the CBI followed the case as per a complaint from a Congress worker. However, when the Congress needed Mulayam to provide critical support at the time of the nuclear deal, it was pretty clear that the CBI case would start to weaken, and so it happened; the Government suddenly decided that it has re-evaluated the case and has decided not to proceed. However, the Supreme Court is not amused, and has castigated the Government and the CBI on its flip-flop:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up CBI for "acting at the behest" of the Centre in the disproportionate assets case against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. "You (CBI) are acting at the behest of Central Government and the Law Ministry. You are not acting on your own," a Bench comprising Justice Altmas Kabir and Justice Cyriac Joseph said.

Amid allegations of Centre trying to bail out the former UP CM, the investigating agency replaced Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium with Parasaran to represent it. The decision to replace Subramanium with Parasaran had also surprised the Bench which made it clear that it will not allow any last minute changes in counsel. However, the investigating agency during the hearing on January 6 was criticised by the Bench which had said it would not like the agency to become an instrument of the government.
This is perfect; however, when the Government of the day is not interested, then even the Supreme Court cannot ensure that the investigation is carried out properly and as per law. As a result, it becomes more difficult for other parties to believe the intentions of the Government and hurts the overall judicial and law environment in the country. It may soon come to pass that the CBI is made more distant from the control of the Government.

Ashish is a blogger who got bit by the blogging charm a few months back, and it has hit him good. He is able to express himself through his blogs. Currently working with a software manufacturing company in NCR, India. Did a BE and then an MBA and has been working for around 9 years now. Is pretty passionate about current affairs, but did not have a vehicle to express his opinions till now. I primarily blog at Modern Indian Man, also write about Delhi, Tech News, and Photos 1 & 2
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#1
Citizen
February 21, 2009
11:59 PM

Morons,

Bofors scandal is history done by Rajiv Gandhi family by looting Indians money in billions to their overseas bank accounts. In order to fool the Indians, then hindian government and Ghandhi family sent NAZI HINDI ONLY SPEAKING Armed forces-IPKF-Indian People Killing Force- to TAMIL areas of North and East part of sri lanka and involved in raping children, mothers, sisters and killing youngsters in thousands.

Rajiv H=Gandhi family is now continueing their killing spree with the help of man mohan singh, pranab muharjee, karunanithy family and sri lankan terrorists rajapakse family and army commander sarath fonseka.

Indian hindian government's TERRORIST activities in Tamil areas in sri lanka is well known to the world. Every day, indian RAW full of hindians killing TAMILS by proxy war along with their TERRORIST sri lankan government counter parts.

Indians, RISE UP!!!....TAMILNADU CITIZENS....RISE UP AGAINST YOUR TERRORISTS in your OWN LAND before THEY DO THE SAME....INDIA is going to become HISTORY BY ITS NAZI KILLINGS.....GENOCIDE ON TAMILS.....INDIA IS A NAZI COUNTRY WHICH KILLED INNOCENT TAMILS IN THOUSAND AND HAS BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS IN NAZI SRI LANKA..

sonia ghandhi, man mohan singh, pranab muharjee, karunanithy family, rajapakse brothers and sarath fonseka - all are TERRORISTS and MUST BE SENTENCED TO DEATH PENALTY for KILLING TAMILS IN sri lanka and providing lethal weapons to sri lankan government and getting iranian money in return...

INDIA.....HINDIANS!!!....STOP KILLING TAMILS IMMEDIATELY.....YOU CAN'T CONTINUE....

TAMIL NADU PEOPLE and MINORITIES in INDIA....RISE UP NOW OTHERWISE HINDIANS WILL WIPE YOU OUT AS THEY DO FOR TAMILS IN sri lanka!!!!!

RISE UP before IT"S TOO LATE!!!!!

Love,

Citizen.

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