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The Court quashed all extensions given to the Director of Enforcement, S.K. Mishra.

The amendments made in 2021 allow for annual extensions to the heads of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) until they complete five years in office.

The Court found that the amendments violate fundamental rights.

The Court's decision promotes the institutional independence of investigative agencies.

How many statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one statement

(b) Only two statements

(c) Only three statements

(d) All four statements

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Answer: (a) Only one statement

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect. The Court quashed two one-year extensions given to the Director of Enforcement, S.K. Mishra, not all extensions.

Statement 2 is correct. The amendments made in 2021 do allow for annual extensions to the heads of the CBI and ED until they complete five years in office.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The Court did not find that the amendments violate fundamental rights.

Statement 4 is incorrect. The Court's verdict is seen as a setback to the institutional independence of investigative agencies, not a promotion of it.

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