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Budget 2019: Nominal Cut in Budget Allocation for CBI

Feb 01, 2019 05:27 PM IST India India

CBI, India's premier investigation agency, has been allotted Rs 777.27 crore in the interim union budget for 2019-20. It has faced a marginal reduction from last year's allocation.CBI probes several sensitive cases across India and abroad, including Agusta Westland chopper scam, ponzi scam, illegal mining scam and fake encounter cases in Manipur, requires deployment of large-scale of manpower and resources. According to the budget document, the funds for the agency have been slashed to Rs 777.27 crore from Rs 778.93 crore last year.