ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Crisis of Legitimacy, Credibility and Accountability

Central Bureau of Investigation

Throughout its history the Central Bureau of Investigation has been compromised by its own actions and occasionally by the acts of its directors and political masters. One cannot be optimistic that the CBI can ever function in an independent manner.

Throughout its history the Central Bureau of Investigation has been compromised by its own actions and occasionally by the acts of its directors and political masters. One cannot be optimistic that the CBI can ever function in an independent manner.

The order of the Supreme Court asking the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Ranjit Sinha, to recuse himself on the eve of his retirement from the investigation of the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases involving top politicians and bureaucrats, calls for a review of the success or otherwise of the role of the CBI in discharging its basic anti-corruption responsibilities.

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