New Delhi, Oct 23 : Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that the rate of conviction in cases investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been consistently above 65 per cent.
Chavan in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said CBI enjoys the thrust and confidence of public, judiciary and the Government and has been playing pivotal role in investigation of important cases.
The Constitutional Courts have in the last three years entrusted 512 cases for investigation, he added.
Apart from being an anti-corruption investigation agency, the CBI is also a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary central police law enforcement agency, the Minister said.
In addition to investigating offences notified by the Central Government under Section 3 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, the CBI also takes up cases having inter-state and international ramifications or on request by the State Governments or directions of the Constitutional Courts and has the legal mandate to investigate and prosecute such offences.