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Letter to BS: It is unfair for Arun Jaitley to publicly criticise the CBI

It is very unfair to blame the CBI for the delay. People call the CBI a 'caged parrot' but which senior officer is not?

Arun Jaitley, finance Minister

Finance Minster Arun Jaitley

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This refers to “Investigative Overreach” (January 28). First, let me point out that Mr Arun Jaitley being a cabinet minister should not have criticised the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) publicly. He is also a public servant like the civil and military officers in the government. The rules do not provide for public servants to openly criticise the government. It will lead to serious indiscipline. This will ruin all CBI cases in future. P Chidambaram has already taken a plea that the case against him is adventurism. Even Vijay Mallya will argue the same. You should not have supported Mr

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 9:42 PM IST

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