Why did the Centre strip Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of powers to arrest Delhi Police officers for bribery? The Modi government won’t tell.
The Home Ministry has refused to make public a bunch of documents under the Right to Information (RTI) Act that would have revealed why the government took the decision and the consultation process that led to the controversial notification.
The Centre had tried to clip the ACB’s wings on 23 July last year when it made central government employees off-limits for the Capital’s anti-corruption sleuths.
It was on the basis of this order that Delhi Police went ahead to file an abduction case against ACB officers who arrested its head constable on a charge of receiving a Rs 20,000 bribe.
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