Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Misuse of Investigating Agencies
The recent raids of income tax authorities on the BJP ministers and MLAs in Karnataka , the arraigning of Indresh Kumar in Rajasthan and the acts of CBI in Gujarat raise some very serious questions about the misuse of Central agencies against the political opponents of the govt at Centre. It is no body's case that persons or institutions indulging in corruption , violence and anti-national activities should be spared the rod of investigating agencies . But the rod should not be used in a selective and partisan way . The govt that sits over the hanging of Afzal Guru , that allows the seditious rants of Arundhati Roy and Gilani , that has a history of misusing the investigating agencies as in the case of Lalu Yadav and Mayavati ( asking the CBI to go slow ) and the govt which is hell-bent on humiliating its principal adversary will have to work hard to convince the people that its actions are not mala fide . The chiding of the CBI by the Supreme Court in the 2G scam case only shows the misuse of these agencies .The Apex Court's candid observation about the appointment of P J Thomas as the CVC exposes the gameplan of the UPA Govt led by the Congress .