Committee to review pending CBI cases
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 16:16
New Delhi: The government has decided to set up a committee to review CBI cases which are pending for more than 10 years and recommend ways for their early disposal, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"The central government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) on January 6, 2011 to consider measures that can be taken by the Government to tackle corruption," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grevances and Pensions V Narayasamy said in reply to a query.

One of the terms of reference of the GoM was to consider and advise on 'fast tracking of all cases of public servants accused of corruption', he said.

Accordingly, the GoM decided that a Committee headed by a retired judge of Supreme Court and having as its members, a retired CVC, retired Director of CBI and another person of impeccable reputation who could be drawn from Civil society should review the pending CBI cases, in particular, more than 10-years old and suggest measures for their early disposal.

"Apart from the decision to set up the committee, the central government has drawn a scheme for setting up 71 Additional Special Courts for speedy trial of CBI cases. Out of 70 courts sanctioned, 48 courts have started functioning by engaging personnel under newly created post of public prosecutor, parivi officers, naib courts etc for these courts," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 16:16

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