43 of 144 cases referred by States closed by CBI

The cases referred by the state governments to CBI are more likely to end in closure than those handed over to the agency by the Constitutional Courts, data presented in Lok Sabha shows.

Between 2012 and 2015, 144 cases were referred by state governments to CBI while 557 cases were referred to by the Constitutional Courts, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said.

He said of these 43 cases referred by state governments ended in closure while 94 cases referred by the courts were closed by the agency.

The data suggests that 29.8 per cent cases referred by state governments were closed by CBI, while 16.8 per cent cases referred by Courts were not found fit for chargesheet and closed.

“In order to ensure timely investigation and better conviction rate, Government has taken various measures for improving the functioning of the CBI which, inter alia, includes modernisation of CBI, enhanced quality of training, upgradation of infrastructure etc,” he said.

In a separate reply, the Minister said 1126 cases are under different stages of investigation at CBI as on June 30.

“As per information made available by CBI, four cases are pending investigation relating to naxal violence and one case under Official Secrets Act as on June 30, 2015. A total number of 114 cases pertaining to disproportionate assets to the known source of income are at different stages of investigation in CBI as on June 30, 2015,” he said.