July 25: The Supreme Court has taken up the task of freeing CBI’s investigation from extraneous influences. The government on the other hand has given its proposal on CBI’s autonomy and it’s now up to the Parliament for debate. But why does the CBI need government approval for an investigation. The clause that empowered govt approval for probe was challenged for constitutional validity in apex court in 2003. Bloomberg TV India tracks the case’s history and where it stands today.