The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that Central Bureau of Investigation no more need the permission from the government to probe the corruption cases against bureaucrats.
The historic verdict was declared by the apex court under Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.
Chief Justice Lodha, who wrote the judgment, said ‘This provision on the face of it is not valid. It grants absolute protection to corrupt officers from prosecution. They don’t need a shield like this merely because they are likely to be harassed.’