NEW DELHI: There are 6,562 corruption cases pending trial in the various CBI courts across the country,” MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The highest pendency is in Delhi with 765 cases, Maharshtra-691 cases, West Bengal-646 cases, UP-596 cases and Tamil Nadu- 474 cases. In a written reply Singh said the agency has registered a total of 2,220 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, during the last three years.
“The government has set up 70 additional special courts exclusively for CBI cases under Prevention of Corruption Act across the country. Also on the orders of Supreme Court, 22 more such special courts have been sanctioned by the government out of which seven courts have become operational,” Singh said.
Government data reveals that 649 corruption cases were registered by the CBI in 2013, out which 293 cases were disposed of by the agency, and 356 are still pending. In 2014 (till May 31, 2014) the agency registered 268 cases, out of which only 21 cases were disposed of, and 247 are still pending.
In the last three years, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) received 85,400 complaints of Corruption, out which 2403 complaints were received under Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer,” MoS Personnel, Jitendra Singh told the Lower House.
Singh said that a total of 94 cases were registered against officials of the rank of Joint Secretary and above in the last three years.