19 May 2012

Over 83 percent prosecution in Prevention of Corruption Act cases

The Government today informed that the percentage of prosecution in respect of Prevention of Corruption Act cases during 2010, 2011 and upto 31.03. 2012 is 83.38%. Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today that CBI has disposed of 1366 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 from investigation during this period and has filed charge-sheets in courts in 1139 cases out of the above. He also informed that during the above mentioned period CBI has registered 1451 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, out of which 464 were trap cases. The Minister said that for strengthening the anti-corruption mechanism, the Central Government has introduced a number of legislations in the Parliament in the recent past. Some of them are- 

(i) The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011; 

(ii) The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011; 

(iii) The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011; 

(iv)The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of the Grievances Bill, 2011; 

The Lokpal and Lokyuktas Bill, 2011 and the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011 have since been passed by the Lok Sabha and these Bills are pending in the Rajya Sabha. 

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