Andhra Pradesh bans CBI from entering state

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Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government has banned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from entering the state.

Sources said the government has withdrawn general consent letter on Friday which allows members of Delhi Special Police Establishment in the state for the CBI to enter the state without asking for permission.

The premier investigating agency from today onwards will enter the state after seeking permission from the government. Official sources said the functions of CBI will be carried out by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the state.

This is not a political move; the sources said and added that the ongoing apex court battle between CBI director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana has led to the loss of confidence with the agency.

The decision comes after ruling TDP withdrew from the NDA over Centre’s refusal for special status to Andhra Pradesh.

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