Government's first reaction on CBI controversy: "Central Vigilance Commission is the right authority for investigation"
Updated : October 25, 2018 06:19 AM IST
CVC has the power to conduct a fair investigation on CBI issue and has all the material on allegations and counter allegations, Jaitley said.
Being India's premier investigative agency, people demand for a CBI inquiry into special cases and hence, the institution needs to maintain its integrity, the finance minister said.
Jaitley added that the CVC has the power to conduct the investigation under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the decision taken will help restore the integrity of the investigative agency.