CBI registered 1207 cases of corruption in 1999

(CBI) registered 1207 cases against public servants in 1999, a year in which the agency intensified its anti-corruption drive.

Due to increasing pressure from the courts, the CBI could only dispose of 579 cases from trial and 703 from departmental action. A total of 1684 cases were pending investigation, an official release said today.

During the intensified anti-corruption drive, 261 surprise checks were conducted at the cutting edge level where the general public faces harassment.

At Sahar Airport in Mumbai, a cash amount of Rs 2.94 million was found stashed away in the residence of one official and Rs 3.4 million in the house of another.

Those against whom cases were registered included a Deputy Director General of Doordarshan in Delhi who had assets to the tune of Rs 17 million, a Delhi Police official, a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax and an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax in Chennai.

The bureau recovered Rs 27.9 million of the Bihar Animal Husbandry Scam from one of the accused during the year.

The CBI set up a Cyber Crime Investigation Cell during the year to investigate offences involving computer and high tech crime.

Courtesy UNI