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3) CBI plays an important role in criminal justice delivery system which it can’t do while being a “caged parrot”. Analyze.(250 words)

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3) CBI plays an important role in criminal justice delivery system which it can’t do while being a “caged parrot”. Analyze.(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to bring out the role played by CBI in criminal justice delivery system, criticism of CBI along with reasons why it’s called caged parrot, and suggest reforms that are required.

Directive word

Analyze – When asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Discuss the role of CBI along with the acts that govern it and why CBI has been in news off late.

Body

  • Highlight the role played by CBI as the premier investigation agency of the country
  • Discuss criticism of CBI’s role such as corruption, political bias, delays in solving cases etc
  • Discuss reforms required such as autonomy to director, need for a CBI Act etc

Conclusion – Discuss the immense importance of an organisation such as CBI and the way forward.