Indian Express has revealed that the CBI under advice from the Attorney
General for India has withdrawn the Red Corner notice against Ottavio
Quattrocchi, an accused in the Bofor's bribery case. This action of the CBI is
clearly at the behest of the political establishment and at the cost of its own
credibility. The cancellation of the Red Corner notice on the eve of its own
departure is a "farewell gift to the nation- in-law". The timing of the
withdrawal of the notice is an indication that the leadership of the UPA is so
convinced of the loss of its power that, like most despotic regimes, it is
obliging its friends in the last days of the office.
The CBI has mastered the art of self goals and sabotage in criminal cases
involving the friends of the ruling establishments.
The CBI strategy to help Quattrocchi from the very beginning has been clear:
The CBI was created to investigate major corruption cases and maintain the
purity of government functioning. Today it conspires with the accused to earn
them a clean chit. The following are all examples of CBI's political conduct being influenced by politics.
The CBI played down Mayawati's Taj Corridor case, when she supported the UPA.
The DA case was activated when she withdrew support from the UPA. The CBI took a
hostile attitude in the DA case against Mulayam Singh Yadav when the UPA- SP
relationship was acrimonious. It changed its altitude during, the period of
political honeymoon between the UPA and the SP.
Today, the CBI deserves to be investigated. It has lost its credibility. It
only responds to its political masters. Recent articles by Justice J.S. Verma and Mr F.S. Nariman are a telling comment on the CBI. The BJP, if voted to power, would appoint a commission headed by a Supreme
Court Judge in order to investigate the collusion of the CBI with the accused in
several sensitive cases and suggest steps to institutionalise the independence
of the CBI. It is now time that the CBI is made accountable.
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