File photo of Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

CBI Booked Over 4,000 Government Employees For Corruption In Last 3 Years

Over 4,000 government employees were booked in corruption cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the last three years, said Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.

The CBI has informed that 1,767 corruption cases have been registered against 4,123 public servants during 2016-2018 period, he said in a written reply.

Of the 1,767 cases, charge sheets were filed in 900 cases, regular departmental action was recommended in 59 cases and 89 cases were closed or disposed off, the minister said.

Out of the 900 cases in which charge sheets were filed, 19 cases ended in conviction, nine in acquittal and four cases have been discharged or disposed off, Singh said in Lok Sabha.

He said the government has been taking various measures to combat corruption. The Prevention of Corruption Act was amended in July to bring a paradigm shift in tackling corruption inasmuch as clearly criminalising the act of giving bribe and checking big-ticket corruption by creating a vicarious liability in respect to senior management of commercial organisations where the act of giving bribe is with their consent or connivance, Singh said.

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