What are functions of CBI?
Q. Which of the following is/are true regarding functions of CBI?
1) CBI is ‘National Central Bureau’ of Interpol in India.
2) CBI does not handle cases related to infringement of fiscal and economic laws.- Published on 15 Mar 17
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Only 1
Functions of CBI -
- Cases of corruption, bribery, etc. of Union government employees is investigated by it.
- Cases relating to infringement of fiscal and economic laws, customs and central excise, income tax etc., are also investigated.
- But such cases are taken on request of the concerned department or CBI acts as a consultant to them.
- Grave crimes of national and international effects, committed by organized gangs are also investigated.
- Activities of anti-corruption agencies and various state police forces are coordinated by CBI.
- State Government can request CBI to take up any case of public importance for investigation.
- CBI maintains and shares criminal records and crime statistics.
- CBI normally restricts its ambit to anti-corruption offences committed by Union Government employees.
- It is only on request of state government or order of the Supreme/High Court that CBI looks into crimes like murder, kidnapping etc.
- CBI is ‘National Central Bureau’ of Interpol in India.
- CBI has a separate Interpol wing to coordinate with Interpol’s member nations.
CBI and State Police -
- Special Police Establishment is a division of CBI.
It is supplementary to that of the state police forces. Following provisions help avoid overlapping of cases -
- The cases which substantially involve Union Government’s affairs or employees are taken up by the SPE. They may involve some State Government employees.
- The cases which substantially involve State Government’s affairs or employees are taken up by the state police force. They may involve some Union Government employees.
- Cases against employees of public undertakings or statutory bodies established and financed by the Union Government will be taken up by SPE.