36 CBI officers facing corruption charges in past 3 years: Minister

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New Delhi: Thirty six CBI officers are facing corruption charges in the past three years, the government  has said on Thursday.

According to reports, 10 preliminary inquiries and 20 regular cases were registered against 36 CBI officers and others during the years from 2016 till May 31, 2019. This has been done on the basis of complaints received and information developed by the CBI on its own, the government report said.

The government said the CBI has a robust mechanism to deal with internal vigilance matters and complaints of corruption against its own officers.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabh that Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had taken cognizance of seven complaints involving six officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation during the period from January 2016 to July 2, 2019.

He said these complaints were referred by the CVC to Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), CBI, for investigation.

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