More probes against corrupt persons than earlier in MP

In an attempt to nip corruption in the bud, the Madhya Pradesh Economic Offences Investigation Bureau (EOIB) has started probing more cases against corrupt persons than earlier.

Bhopal: In an attempt to nip corruption in the bud, the Madhya Pradesh Economic Offences Investigation Bureau (EOIB) has started probing more cases against corrupt
persons than earlier.

"As compared to 1999-2003, the period when a total of 98 preliminary enquiries of corruption at an average of 20 per year were registered in the state for probe, a total of 254 preliminary enquiries at an average of 43 per year were registered during the period 2004-2009 for probe," the state`s EBOI sources told a news agency today.

"This proves that the efforts to nip corruption in its bud have gained momentum in the state," they said.

Citing the number of complaints registered by the EBOI, they said that while during 1999-2003, a total of 287 complaints at an average of 57 per year were registered, in
2004-09, a total of 1,251 complaints at an average of 208 per year were registered in the state, the sources said.

The number of cases sent for trial by competent courts also doubled as compared to the 1999-2003 period, they said.

"As compared to 1999-2003, when just a total of 107 criminal cases were registered in the state at an average of 21 cases per year, 32 cases were registered in 2008 and 33
cases in 2009, which means cases were registered at an average of 32.5 per year in the last two years itself," they said.

Similarly, during the period 1999-2003, 318 complaints at an average of 63 per year were disposed off, while during the period 2004-2009, a total of 615 complaints at an average of 102 per year were disposed off, the sources said.

These figures will be higher in the current year, they
added.

PTI

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