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New Delhi: According to an analysis published in public interest, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has fierce conviction rates which might point at the reason why tainted politicians dread CBI inquiry.

The CBI has, since 2009, conducted probe over 7,000 cases, 6,533 where trial has been completed. From the 6,533 cases, around 4,054 cases have resulted in conviction of the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. If this data is correct, then it means that the rate of the conviction in CBI cases is above-average.

The data has been published by Factly.com which has been collected on the data shared by the government on Lok Sabha. “Given Indian conditions, 68 per cent conviction is fairly decent. The major flaw is in the judicial system which is full of delays, which in turn allows influencing witnesses,” former information minister Shailesh Gandhi said.

There is a usual public perception that trials in India are prolonged which rarely results in the convict being incarcerated. This fresh data might quell some of the reason for public apprehension and belief in the judicial system of the country, at least in corruption.

First Published | 18 September 2016 11:09 AM
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