New Delhi: Toeing the lines of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the CBI wants to become an autonomous body so that it does not have to ask the Union government for investigations.

The investigating agency also wants no interference from the Law Ministry during CBI’s court proceedings.

CBI Director AP Singh is likely to advocate for autonomy of the investigating agency before the Parliamentary Standing Committee which is examining the proposed Lokpal Bill on Wednesday.

He also wants to keep the process of inducting the IPS officers at high posts intact.

According to highly placed sources, the CBI Director will keep his stand before the committee on coming under the Lokpal’s ambit.

He will also demand a consolidated fund from the government like CAG so that it does not have to depend on the Central government.

He will also put forth that without CBI, a strong Lokpal cannot be enforced but will also oppose attaching itself to the Lokpal.

JPN/Bureau