Govt. has ensured full independence to functioning of CBI: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi [India], Nov. 17 : Lauding the role of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Thursday ensured full independence to the functioning of the investigating agency so that it can perform its professional work without any intimidation or political pressure.

"The rise in credibility of CBI, is evident from the fact that even in small towns, for a petty crime also, people start demanding that the case should be handed over to none less than the CBI," Singh said while addressing the inaugural function of the 22nd Conference of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to set up an International Centre for Excellence in Investigation, Singh said the country's investigation agencies and police forces have very appreciably upgraded themselves to the new requirements and added that Centralized Technology Vertical" (CTV) worth Rs.

100 crore will be set up for its real-time access. "In the times to come, expertise of the CBI and other related agencies will be taken up in dealing with economic offences and cyber crime," Singh said.

On the occasion, he also handed over police medals to distinguished officials for their outstanding performance.

Source: ANI