The Supreme Court on 16 September 2013 directed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can lodge criminal cases without taking consent of the Karnataka Government, against iron ore exporters who had exported more than 50000 MT of iron ore. The investigation of mining in Karnataka is going on under the direction of the Supreme Court.
Justice AK Patnaik while pronouncing the direction told that the restriction imposed by Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act will not apply on the investigation directed by the Supreme Court.
Section 6 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPE)
According to the section 6 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPE), taking up investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the boundaries of a State requires prior consent of the concerned State Government.