Is CBI a Statutory Body?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

CBI is not a Statutory Body. The CBI was established in 1941 as the Special Police Establishment and was given domestic security responsibilities; the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, grants it authority. After that, the CBI was created at the recommendation of the Santhanam Committee on the Prevention of Corruption. It serves as the main investigative body for the GOI.

Is CBI Part of the Statutory Body – Yes or No

The Santhanam Committee for the Prevention of Corruption provided recommendations to the CBI. It serves as the government of India’s principal investigative body. The CBI is under the direction of the Director, an IPS officer with the rank of Director General of Police.

Investigations conducted by the CBI have a significant impact on the political and economic climate of the nation.

Criminal Cases handled by CBI

The following broad categories of criminal cases are handled by the CBI:

  • Allegations of corruption and fraud were made against all federal agencies, public sector businesses, and financial institutions.
  • Large-scale drug, antiquities, cultural, and another illegal product trafficking, financial and banking fraud, Foreign Exchange Act violations, and Import and Export Act infractions are examples of economic crimes.
  • Terrorism, bombings, bloody murders, kidnappings for ransom, and crimes committed by the mafia or the underworld are examples of specific crimes.
  • Distributing criminal intelligence and monitoring crime data.


Is CBI a Statutory Body?

The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, passed in 1946, grants CBI its authority even though it is not a Statutory body. It was established in 1941 as a unique police unit maintaining home security.

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