Fraud cases against 35 top officers

Central-Bureau-of-Investigation-CBI1According to Central Bureau of Investigation, it had registered 35 cases of Prevention of Corruption Act against IAS/IPS/IRS officers during 2013 and 2014. After conclusion of investigation, final report is filed by CBI in the competent court. Action against guilty officers is thereafter taken in accordance with law. Government does not interfere in the investigation carried out by CBI and judicial functioning of the courts. Out of 35 cases registered, 10 cases are pending and no officer has been convicted so far. Action for confiscation of property of corrupt public servants is taken as per provisions of Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944 and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Further specific provisions have also been made in the Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014) for confiscation/attachment of proceeds of crime. Confiscation of assets is within the purview of the court. This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Elumalai V. and Bharat Singh in the Lok Sabha today.

Medaram Jathara

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