Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Congress has always misused CBI: Anna Hazare

The social activist says though the CBI has some upright officers, the Congress has managed to misuse the investigating agency

Congress has always misused CBI: Anna Hazare (© Reuters)

Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said it was wrong to presume that the CBI acts of its own volition and alleged that Congress had always "misused" the central investigating agency.

Asked about the CBI raid on DMK leader M K Stalin's residence immediately after the party withdrew its support to the UPA government, Hazare told reporters, "Everybody knows that the CBI is under government's control. If it is brought under the Lokpal's control, it would help in curbing corruption."

Hazare alleged that Congress had always "misused" the agency, even though it has some good officers in its fold.
"It is not that all people with the CBI are bad. But they are subjected to pressure as they have their jobs to protect. Congress has always misused it," he alleged.

When asked to comment on the UPA allies leaving Congress, Hazare said the party was losing the sympathy of the people because of the corruption associated with it. "Congress is taking wrong steps. People have lost their sympathy for the party as responsible ministers in the government too are involved in scams," he added.

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