30 CBI officials prosecuted in three years: Govt
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 18:19
  
New Delhi: Government on Thursday said that about 30 officials of the premier probe agency, CBI, have been prosecuted in the last three years.

According to the information given by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy in a written reply to Rajya Sabha, a highest of 13 officials were prosecuted by different courts in 2009, followed by 11 in 2008 and seven during last year.

With the enactment of the CVC Act, 2003, the superintendence over the functioning of the CBI in so far as it relates to the investigation of offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 now stands vested with the Central Vigilance Commission.

"An effective vigilance set up is in place in the CBI to check corruption and delinquency amongst its officials," Narayanasamy said.

In reply to another question, the Minister said a total of 815 cases are at different stages of investigation in the CBI as on December 31, 2010.

The CBI has a total strength of about 5,151 personnel.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 18:19


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