Over 7,000 cases of corruption pending trial in various courts
The Government today informed that there are 7172 cases of corruption investigated by CBI pending trial as on 31-01-2012 in various courts all over the country. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, the 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 that data regarding cases of corruption investigated by other agencies is not centrally maintained. Regarding mechanism to clear such cases, he said, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of India, the Central Government decided to set up 71 additional special courts exclusively for the trial of CBI cases in different states. Out of these 71 courts, Central Government has sanctioned 70 courts; out of which 62 courts have started functioning. In addition, 43 Special Prosecutors and Assistant Special Prosecutors and 45 Technical Experts have also been appointed.