Jagan revokes CBN order, allows CBI

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has revoked the order issued by Chandrababu led TDP government barring the CBI from conducting raids in the state without its permission. The CBI can now operate in the AP state.

Chandrababu Naidu had then issued GO number 176, barring the CBI from conducting raids or carrying out investigations in the state without its permission. The TDP government’s orders withdrew the ‘general consent’ to CBI officers to exercise jurisdiction in the state to investigate corruption charges against central government officials and private persons.

The move had come amid a crisis in the CBI and also the strained relations between the state and the Centre after the TDP pulled out of the BJP-led NDA. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and then Chief Minister Naidu had been accusing the Modi government of misusing central agencies including the CBI and the Income Tax department to target TDP leaders.