According to sources, the move implies that the CBI will have to get the state government’s permission to probe any matter in Maharashtra.
The state home department issued an order to this effect today.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946), the Government of Maharashtra hereby withdraws the consent accorded to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment,” the order read.
The consent was given through an order of the Home Department dated February 22, 1989, as also by any other instruments issued by the state government from time to time, to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under the said Act in the state of Maharashtra, it read.
According to sources, if the CBI wants to probe any matter, it will have to approach the state government for its consent.
“Though the general consent has been withdrawn, the government can decide on giving permission on a case to case basis,” they said.
The Maharashtra government move assumes significance as there have been calls to hand over the probe into the TRP manipulation scam by Mumbai Police to the central agency.
The Uttar Pradesh government recently handed over the probe into TRP manipulation scam in the state to the CBI.
Earlier this year, the Sushant Singh Rajput death case was being probed by Mumbai Police. However, the investigation into the case was later handed over to the CBI based on an FIR registered by the actor’s father in Patna.
Several opposition-ruled states have in the past withdrawn general consent to the CBI.
(With inputs from PTI)