The Supreme Court Friday admitted CBIs appeal against a Gauhati High Court order declaring the agency as unconstitutional for want of legal sanctity.
A Bench led by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam issued notices on CBIs plea to the petitioner and tagged the petition with the appeal filed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) challenging the November 6 verdict of the High Court.
The court had on November 9 stayed the operation of the Gauhati HC verdict,noting various accused in CBI cases had sought stalling of criminal proceedings based on that judgment.
A Division Bench of the Gauhati HC had on November 6 quashed the April 1,1963 Resolution constituting the CBI under the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act,1946 and declared all its actions unconstitutional. It had passed the verdict on a writ petition filed by Navendra Kumar.