A decision on banning the CBI from prosecuting cases on its own in the state will be taken today or tomorrow. The final decision rests with the Chief Minister. The CPI (M) state secretariat and the CPI (M) have proposed banning the CBI from conducting investigations without the permission of the government.
Earlier, the AG and the Director-General of Prosecutions had given legal advice that there was no need for special legislation to revoke the public consent given by the state to the CBI and that the Cabinet should decide. However, the CBI cannot be stopped even if the government bans the CBI from entering the state due to court intervention.
The court is considering the Life Mission probe, which led the state government to ban the CBI. Meanwhile, the government fears that banning the CBI in the state could lead to a legal battle.