Opposition parties' petition filed against ED-CBI dismissed, Supreme Court said – no separate rule for politicians
Supreme Court on Plea Against ED CBI: On Wednesday, 14 opposition parties including the Congress got a big blow from the Supreme Court. The country's top court refused to hear a petition filed on behalf of these 14 parties.
On Wednesday, the country's highest court gave a big blow to the country's opposition parties. The Supreme Court refused to hear a petition by 14 opposition parties, including Congress. These parties had filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding the misuse of the central agency CBI-ED. On which the Supreme Court has refused to hear. The court said that separate rules cannot be made for the leaders. This decision of the Supreme Court is a big blow to the opposition parties. Because in the last few days, the opposition parties had raised questions on the investigation of different cases of corruption issued by the CBI and ED in different states. Opposition parties said that the central government is deliberately troubling the opposition parties. But now the Supreme Court flatly refused to hear his petition.
In the petition filed by the opposition parties, there was a demand to issue guidelines regarding the investigation agencies. Opposition parties allege that the government is using these agencies to harass the opposition parties. But the Supreme Court did not consider this petition worthy of hearing. In such a situation, the opposition parties had to withdraw their petition.
Earlier on April 5, senior advocate and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the opposition parties, argued that from 2013-14 to 2021-22, the cases of CBI and ED increased by 600 percent. Most of these investigations are being done against the leaders of the opposition parties.
Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that 121 political leaders have been probed by the ED, of which 95 percent are from opposition parties. Of the 124 investigations by the CBI, more than 95 percent are from opposition parties.
On this argument of the opposition, the Supreme Court asked Singhvi that can we say because of these figures that there should be no investigation or no trial. The Court says that ultimately a political leader is basically a citizen and as citizens, we are all subject to the same law. The CJI clearly said that separate rules cannot be made for the leaders.