Hyderabad: The number of cases registered by Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 increased to 468 during 2013 as against 184 in 2012.
Out of the 468 cases, 341 pertain to trap cases, 21 disproportionate assets, 4 criminal misconduct, 37 regular enquiries and 13 discreet enquiries, while 52 were surprise checks, according to a release.
As many as 647 persons, including 366 gazetted officers, 241 non-gazetted officers and 50 corporation employees/private persons were involved. The Bureau has been able to secure convictions in a large number of cases in all the special courts for ACB cases. During the year 2013, 41 cases ended in conviction out of 97 cases.
The percentage of conviction is 42.28. Steps are initiated to improve upon the percentage of convictions. The Bureau was able to secure punishments in 73 cases/enquiries out of 127 cases/enquiries conducted by Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings, Commissioner of Inquiries and Departmental Enquiries. The percentage of punishments is 57.48.
The government issued dismissal orders against 45 accused officers based on the convictions by trial courts and recommendation of Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings.