100 IAS officers came under the CBI scanner in the last five years for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases with the Central Government according sanction to prosecute 66 of them. The CBI has sent requests seeking sanction to prosecute 100 IAS officer, 10 CSS Group A officers and nine CBI Group A officer since 2010, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said a written response in the Rajya Sabha. He said the Centre sanctioned the CBI requests in the cases of 66 IAS officers, 8 CSS Group A officers and six CBI Group A officers during the period.
It is stated that all the aforesaid requests in which sanction for prosecution has been received are still under trial. Hence, there is no input for conviction, acquittal and discharge, said the Minister. To another query if the CBI says its officers are not serious about pursuing their investigations in court and deliberately seek adjournments time and again, the Minister said CBI officers pursue all pending cases in courts sincerely for their expeditious and timely disposal and adjournment is not sought without any justified reason.
A record number of IAS officers,24,have been investigated by the CBI in corruption cases between January 2011 and March this year. They came under the agency’s scanner for their alleged role in land scams, disproportionate assets cases and for taking policy decisions that favoured private parties, according to information available with the CBI.