ACB peformed better in 2007, says official

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Hyderabad, Dec 31 (UNI) Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General R R Girish Kumar today said the bureau performed well during the current year booking 365 cases against government servants combating corruption in various departments.

Addressing the press here, Mr Kumar said the department had booked 365 cases this year as against 260 in 2004, on government servants.

The ACB recovered illegal assets worth over Rs 58.25 crore in the disproportionate asset cases as aganst Rs 3.1 crore in 2004.

As many as 708 people, including 215 Gazetted Officers, 425 non-gazetted officers and 48 corporation employees and private persons, were involved in various cases as against 525 in 2004.

During the last four years, the bureau has been able to secure convictions in a large number of cases in all the Special Courts for ACB Cases achieving a conviction rate of 63.3 per cent as against 52.9 percent in 2004.

Mr Kumar claimed corruption in the state had come down compared to the last four years in view of higher transparency and accountability in the departments.

The maximum number of cases were booked in Revenue Department with 62 cases followed by 16 in Police Department, 12 in Panchayat Raj Department, ten in Municipal Adminstration Department and nine in AP Transco and APGenco.

The Director General said the bureau would celebrate its formation day on January two.

UNI

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