New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided to change its criminal manual. The last change was made in the CBI manual in the year 2005. That is, now after 14 years, the CBI has again changed its criminal manual. The CBI takes action according to its criminal manual.
Senior officials of the investigating agency said that CBI officers follow the crime manual only to investigate the case, under which first conduct a preliminary inquiry or convert the preliminary inquiry into FIR. In the last 14 years, the courts have abolished some criminal laws and changed others. A senior CBI official said that our internal memorandum, procedures, and SOP were also accepted by the Supreme Court while investigating some sensitive cases.
In this era of technology, cases of cybercrime have increased. For this reason, the CBI is making changes in its criminal manual. This decision has been taken between the high profile case related to finance and the agency's currently ongoing investigation into the white-collar crime. At this time CBI is investigating high profile cases like Punjab National Bank fraud, ICICI Bank, INX Media case and AgustaWestland chopper scam.