The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Attorney-General G.E. Vahanvati to take instructions from the government and let it know whether a law could be enacted to insulate the CBI from extraneous influence and make the agency an independent organisation and to ensure its functional autonomy.

A three-Judge Bench comprising Justices R.M. Lodha, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph told the A-G: “We would be happy if a law is put in place before the next date of hearing [on July 10.] The government need not wait for Parliament approval. There are other methods to achieve the objective [implying that an ordinance could be promulgated] and it would be a golden day if that happens.”

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