New Delhi: More than 1,050 corruption,
fraud and crime cases are pending with the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI), government was informed on Wednesday.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan
said a total of 1,069 cases were pending with the
investigating agency as on June 30.
However, the number of pending cases has come down
from 1,143 cases in 2007, he said.
"Special counsels to conduct trials are appointed on
the recommendation of the CBI, keeping in view the sensitivity
and legal implications of a case. Recently, a scheme for
contractual appointment of law officers has also been notified
enabling CBI to engage 60 law officers on contractual basis
for a period of up to five years," Chavan said.
The minister said there was no proposal for creation
of an independent directorate of prosecution in the CBI.