Chennai: The Centre is writing to states for setting up special CBI courts across the country, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy said on Monday.
"I have written letters to the states and the process is in
progress," Narayanasamy, who is also Minister of State for
Department of Personnel, told a news agency.
Inaugurating the new headquarters of the premier agency
in Delhi on April 30, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said
government will set up 71 additional special courts for
dealing with cases entrusted to the CBI.
"I am told that 64 of these have now been sanctioned but
only 16 are operational," Singh said adding, he had asked
Narayanasamy to pursue the matter with the states.