| TNN | Feb 18, 2016, 02.39 AM IST
CBI director Anil Sinha said the agency had identified 2,200 corrupt senior officials and begun investigations against them. The anti-graft agency has registered 101 FIRs against these persons till now. “People expect the CBI to act against corruption and we are doing just that. Our focus is on conducting fair investigations and completing pending investigations,” Sinha said.
The CBI registered 101 graft related FIRs in 2015 after receiving complaints about officials demanding bribe to grant favours. The corresponding figure was 52 in 2014.
Talking about the agency’s performance, Sinha, who has completed 14 months as chief, said the CBI managed to file 1,044 chargesheets in 2015 which was the highest by the agency during the last five years. Among those charged are Naveen Jindal, A Raja, Virbhadra Singh and other political functionaries.
On the international front, the CBI claimed to have completed 62 international operations (cases where one part is investigated outside) with 42 fugitives being brought back to face the law in the country which is an increase of 91% from 2014 when only 22 such absconders were deported or extradited. In 2015, the agency issued 81 letter rogatories for overseas investigations as well.