CBI booked over 4,100 public servants in corruption cases in last three years, says MoS Jitendra Singh

The CBI has informed that 1,767 corruption cases have been registered against 4,123 public servants during 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Press Trust of India February 13, 2019 15:54:31 IST
CBI booked over 4,100 public servants in corruption cases in last three years, says MoS Jitendra Singh
  • Of the 1,767 cases, chargesheets were filed in 900 cases, regular departmental action was recommended in 59 cases

  • Out of the 900 cases in which chargesheets were filed, 19 cases ended in conviction, nine in acquittal

  • The minister also said the government has been taking various measures to combat corruption

New Delhi: Over 4,100 government employees were booked in corruption cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the last three years, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said Wednesday.

"The CBI has informed that 1,767 corruption cases have been registered against 4,123 public servants during 2016, 2017 and 2018," he said in a written reply.

CBI booked over 4100 public servants in corruption cases in last three years says MoS Jitendra Singh

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Of the 1,767 cases, chargesheets were filed in 900 cases, regular departmental action was recommended in 59 cases and 89 cases were closed or disposed of, the minister said.

"Out of the 900 cases in which chargesheets were filed, 19 cases ended in conviction, nine in acquittal and four cases have been discharged or disposed of," Singh said in Lok Sabha.

He said the government has been taking various measures to combat corruption.

"The Prevention of Corruption Act was amended on 26 July, 2018, to bring a paradigm shift in tackling corruption in as much as clearly criminalising the act of giving bribe and checking big ticket corruption by creating a vicarious liability in respect to senior management of commercial organisations where the act of giving bribe is with their consent or connivance," Singh said.

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