Section 6A of Delhi Police Establishment Act

In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court has held Section 6A of the Delhi Police Establishment Act, which granted protection to officers of the ranks of Joint Secretary and above from facing even a preliminary inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in corruption cases, is held to be violative of Article 14.

This judgement will empower the investigation agency in several cases lying pending due to this provision.

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