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CBI Conviction Rate

CBI Conviction Rate:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recorded a conviction rate of 67.56% in 2021, compared to 69.83% in 2020, according to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) annual report.

  • The CBI registered 680 regular cases and 67 preliminary enquiries last year, while it had registered 589 regular cases and 87 preliminary enquiries in 2020.
  • Last year, court judgments were received in 360 cases, which included 202 convictions, 82 acquittals and 15 of discharge from allegations.
  • In 61 matters, cases were disposed of on other reasons. At the end of the year, a total of 10,232 cases were pending in various courts.
  • In 2021, investigations were pending in 982 cases, whereas the figure stood at 1,117 the previous year.
  • The probe was finalised in 798 regular cases and 86 preliminary inquiries last year.
  • Of the total cases instituted last year, 457 pertained to various charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
  • They involved 549 public servants, of whom 221 were gazetted officers.
  • As per the report, 102 cases were registered for demand of bribe by public servants for showing favour and 40 for possession of disproportionate assets.
  • Of the 747 cases, — 133 were taken up on court directions and 37 on references from State governments and Union Territories.
  • The CBI said that in 2021-end, 177 cases were pending for grant of sanction for prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act.