14 political parties move Supreme Court alleging misuse of CBI, ED; seek pre-arrest guidelines
Fourteen political parties moved the Supreme Court on Friday alleging that the Central government led by Bharatiya Janata Party is misusing central agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The petitioners which include the Indian National Congress, Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazahgam and Rashtraiya Janata Dal have sought pre-arrest guidelines.
The matter was mentioned before Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud by Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi for urgent listing.
"14 political parties have come together, seeking pre-arrest guidelines and their enforcement. Today CBI ED entirely being used against us," Singhvi said
He further claimed that 95 percent of probes by central agencies are against leaders from opposition parties.
The CJI agreed to list the case on April 5.