The issue of misuse of CBI has been a long drawn battle and there have been clear instance of misuse for political ends. The CBI has been used to harass individuals, institutions and the governments.
The government may not attempt a complete overhaul of the system and free the CBI. It may at best amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act 1946, which currently governs the functioning of CBI.
Writing in his blog, BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely has raised basic questions on the misuse of CBI and how the government is destroying the institution of investigative agency.
Under the headline "Should CBI uncover the IB" Jaitely is worried about the damage to the credibility of the CBI. He says that "the gathering of evidence during investigation has seriously suffered. Investigations are increasingly becoming tainted with a political motive. The conviction rate in CBI cases has declined."
He is particularly concerned about the reports that the CBI has been interrogating the officers of Intelligence Bureau. The IB officials are being probed in alleged encounter of Ishrat Jahan.
The BJP leader, who is a noted lawyer, throws light on the changing stance of the central government to achieve its political ends. The case has connections to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former home of Gujarat Amit Shah.
Jaitely in his blog article argues logically about the course of CBI investigation and clear misuse of it. In anguish he says that "I do hope one day a commission of inquiry will investigate the functioning of the CBI, its politicization and all these above cases."
Here is the full text of the article on politics of CBI:
Should CBI uncover the IB