Manipur victims before magistrates

Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

Context

Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the CBI would investigate cases connected to the violence, the agency has registered 27 cases so far. They include several alleged incidents of sexual assault on women victims.

CBI

CBI stands for Central Bureau of Investigation. It is the premier investigating agency of India. It was established in 1946 under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. The CBI is responsible for investigating a wide range of crimes, including:

  • Corruption
  • Economic offences
  • Organized crime
  • Multi-State cases
  • Cases involving central government employees
  • Cases referred to it by the state governments

The CBI is headed by a director, who is appointed by the government of India. The Director is assisted by two Special Directors, four Additional Directors, and a number of Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Inspectors, and other officers.

  • The CBI has its headquarters in New Delhi and has offices in all the states and union territories of India.
  • It also has a number of specialized units, such as the Anti-Corruption Unit, the Economic Offences Wing, and the Special Crime Branch.
  • The CBI has a good track record of investigating and solving complex cases.
  • However, it has also been criticized for its slow pace of investigation and for its alleged interference by the government.

The CBI is a powerful agency and its work has a significant impact on the lives of people in India. It is important that the CBI is impartial and independent in its investigations.

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