The government today informed the Parliament that the conviction rate of CBI has dipped from 69 per cent in 2014 to 66.8 per cent in 2016.
Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said that in the year 2014 the conviction rate was 69.02 per cent, in 2015 it was 65.1 per cent and in 2016 it was 66.8 per cent.
“In order to ensure better conviction rate, Government had taken various measures for improving the functioning of the CBI which, inter alia, includes modernisation of the CBI, enhanced quality of training, upgradation of infrastructure, creation of additional posts of public prosecutors, modernisation of CFSL etc,” he said.
The minister said according to data on February 28, 2017, there are 1,174 cases pending under investigation with the CBI.
“Out of these, 157 cases are pending for more than two years, 35 cases are pending for more than five years, six cases are pending for more than 10 years and two cases are pending for more than 15 years,” he said.
He was asked by BJP MP Feroze Varun Gandhi about the number of cases that are pending for investigation with the Central Bureau of Investigation for different periods from two, five, 10 and 15 years.
The minister said out of 1,174 cases, 108 cases relate to disproportionate assets and 223 cases relate to cheating or forgery.
(With PTI inputs)