An embarrassing situation for CBIIt's for the first that CBI which investigates high-level criminal cases will be investigated by local police about the alleged corruption of CBI. Madras High Court has ordered that police will probe the case of 103 kg gold (amounting more than ?43 crores) missing from CBI custody. CBI pleaded the court that prestige of CBI will come down if local police investigate this case. The court said, "It may be an agni pariksha (trial by fire) for the CBI, but that cannot be helped. If their hands are clean, like Sita, they may come out brighter. If not, they would have to face the music."
On the CBI Special Public Prosecutor asking for a probe by the CBI or National Investigation Agency instead of the state police, Judge P N Prakash said, "The court cannot subscribe to this view, because the law does not sanction such an inference. All policemen have to be trusted and it does not lie in the mouth of one to say that the CBI have special horns, whereas, the local police have only a tail."
It is a highly embarrassing situation for CBI, the top class investigation agency of the country which probes high profile or serious cases. CBI has been considered as an impartial and an honest agency but now a big question mark has been put on the integrity and credibility of CBI.