Lack of State's prior consent will not invalidate CBI probe unless prejudice caused to accused: SC

However, failure to give such consent will not vitiate the probe if post-facto consent is obtained provided no prejudice has been caused to the accused due to lack of such prior consent, the court made it clear.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cannot exercise its powers and jurisdiction over a State unless the concerned State gives consent for the same, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

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