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2,200 senior central govt officials under CBI scanner

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:42 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation is looking into the cases of 2,200 senior central government officials for alleged malpractices including corruption, reports The Economic Times. In this connection, over the last year, the CBI has already registered FIRs against 101 senior bureaucrats, PSU officials, defence personnel and bank officials and filed 1,044 chargesheets.

Cases being investigated by the agency include one raised against IAS officer Sanjay Pratap Singh last December, and the disproportionate assets case against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Veer Bhadra Singh. Chargesheets were filed against former congress MP Naveen Jindal and former MoS for coal Dasari Narain Rao among others.

"The mood of the public is against corruption. If CBI will not side with them, who will?" asked CBI chief Anil Sinha.

First published: 18 February 2016, 8:31 IST